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nicozoneA 3 hour tour...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

nicozone

There is no words to describe the feeling of quickly reading a trail description, telling yourself "that seems adventurous and exactly what I should be doing this Saturday", and finding out you signed up for a never-ending tour of narrow ridge "hiking" and a darkened forest descent. Girlfriend in tow, we dutifully marched up to Buck Point without much difficulty and thought the day would be prime. We didn't realize how many up and down ridges there would be, until we were so far into it that going forward would be better than trying to reverse course. We took 10 hours to swing up to the Benson Plateau and come down Ruckel Creek Trail in the dark. Spicy and committing are definitely good adjectives in this case.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 12:02 am

OJ LoennekerGood times  Sucess!

OJ Loenneker

I do this one several times a year. I tried once to do it with snow, but it got a little hairy, and ended up rapelling certain sections because of snow and ice. The downhill part on ruckel creek trail is a relentless down hill march that will test your boot fitting skills.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 4:11 am

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