From Monarch Pass via Monarch Ridge South Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2014
Excellent views from this little beauty! Looking all around from a summit like this one reminds me how many glorious years worth of peaks I have yet to enjoy in this amazing state! In the snow and cold with Kiefer.
It was cloudy when we got up in Salida. Forecast called for 50% chance of afternoon rain. I was sure it was going to rain. Made it to Monarch Pass by 6:30 a.m. and were on the summit around an hour later. Turned out to be a very beautiful mountain. I am glad I went there. Clouds went away.
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