Climbed while on a backpacking trip into Cotton Creek. Great trail up to the saddle that drops into Rito Alto Creek. Sporting ridge to the summit. About 1000 feet with some easy Class 3 scrambling. Descended the same route and climbed 13,513 and Mt Marcy on the other side. Lots of elk.
Route Climbed: Cherry Lake Date Climbed: October 4, 2004
Climbed these two peaks with Jon, Sopris, and Raymond. My first trip to the area. Aspen trees were in full riot down low and a bit of snow up high. Some good, but optional, exposure on the northern aspects of these peaks. Big thanks to Jon for putting this idea forward.
"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."