Nice End Of A Long Day! Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012
After driving all the way from Washington during the previous night, and then doing Mount Bolivar and Brandy Peak during this same day... and all with very little sleep... I went to Grayback Mountain. My car was able to make it to the O'Brien Trailhead despite a few minor rough patches. This was the first out-of-Washington hike that has ever completely reminded me of Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness, which I liked a lot. I hiked the trail to the large signed junction at 6000', then turned left and immediately turned right up the steep meadow slopes. The final 1000' to the summit was completely off-trail, an easy hike up steep meadow slopes and then a bouldery ridgetop. Highly recommended summit hike and CoHP.
"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."