This was my first fourteener, and man was it beautiful!! It was also my first hike of the year which wasn't necesarily smart, but it was well worth it!! On to Democrat etc next weekend and Bierstadt after that!!
Route Climbed: From Monte Cristo TH, east slope Date Climbed: 06-17-90
This was my first 14er. Jay & I climbed up the east slope and glissaded down the south couloir to the dam. It was also was my ice ax experience after Wilderness Trekking class, and the snow in the couloir had melted considerably. Needless to say, this glissade turned out to be quite exciting (even bordering on terrifying)!!
"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."