How To Get Rid Of East Coasters? Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013
Take them up Red Mountain from the Ivins trail head. Then try to make a loop down the Gunsight trail and get lost and not be able to find them and almost cliff out. Then tell them they have to retrace their steps, climb and scramble up third class loose red rock and then descent straight down a difficult to decipher trail full of loose rock with some down climbing. I tried my best, but somehow the East Coast gal survived. I can't wait to take her back and try Red Mountain from the Gunsight trail. There is still hope to get rid of her yet. I loved this mountain by the way!
In which a Mormon attempted to murder me. Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013
Why you would take a New Yorker with minimal scrambling experience up this trail with you is beyond me. I think I cried for SAR at least 7 times. Also, there were bees. PLURAL. I was terrified. Plus or minus the whole time. Don't talk to me about cliffing out. That's not okay. Next time (?) maybe we won't start at the Ivins Trailhead. The Red Mountain Trailhead looks like it would be way kinder to me.