By my GPS, the route was 14.1 miles. Took us 11 hours and 37 minutes. Had to race up finish of West Spanish Peak to beat storm. Bushwhack up wasn't bad, but downclimb back down from West Spanish Peak through talus seemed endless.
Made my 2nd summit of WSP via the standard route on the 20th. Made East Peak Summit on the 21st. Climbed w/friends Aaron & Cameron. I thought ESP was tougher than WSP. Great views of WSP, Green horn, Blanca, Pikes and east towards my home. (flatlands!)
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."