Being suprised that Hwy 4 was closed at the pass (some sort of Death Ride) we choose to climb out of Pacific Valley. Its nice to have a cool area to hike in as a spur of the moment plan. We ascended from the SW ridge of the peak and found some relatively easy but loose 3rd class. There are a few small natural arches lower on the ridge. Nice day. Good views. Hiked with Bryangast.
With Bob Burd, tagged this, Lookout, Henry, and Bull Run. Day started out cloudy, windy, and cold, then immediately turned to cloudless, windless, and warm after we left Peep Sight. This was our highest summit of the day.
"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