Today, Shaylee, Kessler and I decided to climb the Slater Peaks. After driving to the trailhead, we made our way up the dusty trail to the saddle between the highest Slater Peak and the one to the north. We decided to climb the big one first. There was no trail from here on; the route was quite slippery in a few places and was steep, but we made it to the summit with no problems. There were some snowfields, but we could avoid them. We found that there were 6 signatures in the register in the past nine years, indicating that the popularity of the peak pretty average for the higher summits in the Elkhead Mountains.
After climbing “Slater Peak” we made our way back down to the saddle. Shaylee fell three times on the way down and Kessler and I one each.
From the saddle, we climbed “North Slater”. It was an easier climb since it was only steep at the end. We found four signatures in 14 years in the register.
After climbing the peaks we returned down the trail to the trailhead. Because it has been so dry, the trail was really dusty.
"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