Wow...there was quite a bit of snow near the top of this mountain...so the final moves were rather difficult. The mountain looks pretty daunting from the 13,000 foot saddle near Wilson Peak...but it is not as bad as it looks...just watch out for snow on top...as that was pretty risky for me...
Route Climbed: West Ridge from Navajo Lake Date Climbed: 7-29-00
Finally, third time is charmed! Since I'm long on endurance but short on speed at high altitude, this time my husband and hiking buddy, Jay, and I did it in two days as a backpack to Navajo Lake. The two previous attempts had been from Silver Pick Basin, and what always stopped me was having to lose and reclimb 700' from the 13,020' saddle. It was still a long and strenuous climb, but at least the weather was on my side.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe