Turned back by butt-deep snow as the slope steepened and my skis were 6 miles behind me at camp. Great country up in those parks. Met six hunters individually during the hike from the base of Mt. Ellison to Sleepy Cat. It was 3rd season for elk. Made sure to wear hunter orange.
Nice secluded little peak Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006
September 5 2009
Chores kept me closer to home, so we decided to do some local peaks for the weekend. Kessler and I had climbed Sleepy Cat Peak three years previous and placed a register there so in part we wanted to go see how many people had signed the register.
This time Kimberly and five year old Shaylee would join us. The first half of the climb went easy and the third class section of the ridge was climbed quickly and was fun. After climbing the cliff, the ridge was long and tedious with lots of fallen timber and was longer than we remembered.
Just after we reached the summit it began to snow a little bit and then rain. We found the summit register to have been signed by more people than we thought. Two more people signed the register in 2006, eleven people in four groups signed the register in 2007 and one person signed in 2008. We were the first ones to sign in 2009.
It was a good little climb despite the tedious sections and other than the brief storm at and near the top, the weather was pretty good.