Route Climbed: Once from Audobon, once from Blue Lake Date Climbed: October 1983, October 1997
For some reason both times I have climbed this mountain has been in October. I prefered climbing from Blue Lake, then traversing over to Audobon. This puts you on an easy descent trail if its late or storms are brewing. The views on the hike in and from the top can't be beat.
My first Indian Peak Wilderness hike ever. It didn't take long to sell me on this place. I spent most of my 2002 season climbing the IPW. I kind of lost track of the 14ers and high 13ers because of the grandeur of the IPW. Mitchell Lake and Blue lakes Basin are epic places to be. The view of Mt. Toll is inspiring as well.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."