Hunting season is on and I wore my orange vest. Stopped to talk to an archer hunting bear. He wasn't sure why I was headed to Pt 5139 and wanted to make sure I didn't mean to go to Diamond Peak. With a late start and a side trip to Pt 6360+, I didn't get back to the truck until just before dark.
Headed to Saddle Butte for a drive up in the dark.
A Great Workout, A Great Peak! Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010
This is was my third of four CoGPPs done on the same day, and by far my favorite. It took me slightly over 5h30m roundtrip, hiking at a brisk pace with few stops. It's not often in Washington to find a peak where you actually have to drop 2000' in elevation to reach it. Impressive! I saw several bull elk on nearby slopes along the trek, and they were heard calling potential cow-mates. The views from the summit are spectacular.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)