Route Climbed: Ventana trail from Bottchers Gap Date Climbed: November 10, 2002
Also dayhiked from Bottchers Gap. I think Bob understates the difficulty of this hike--when I check in "Topo!" it claims the roundtrip elevation gain to be over 8500 ft (which better agrees with how my legs felt after this than Bob's number).
A nice morning, but an absolutely wet afternoon. I got soaked on the way back. Pics/TR on my website (see profile).
Route Climbed: Ventana Trail from Bottchers Gap Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2000
After hiking in Ventana for a number of years and viewing Ventana Double Cone from all angles, I wanted very much to bag this one. As a dayhike its pretty tough (6,000ft+, 30mi), so choosing one of the shortest days of the year didn't help. But the weather was absolutely divine. Trip Report
"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."