Shaylee, Kessler, Kimberly and I climbed White Cliffs Peak on the west side of Fraser Valley today. This climb was significant for several reasons:
1. This was Shaylee’s 50th mountain. Shaylee just turned five years old last month.
2. The round trip distance was 11 miles (19 kms) which was a new record for Shaylee.
3. It was my 35th birthday, but I wish I would stop having those.
We left the trailhead at 9:00 AM and reached the summit (5.5 miles each way) at 12:15 pm. We ate a long lunch whole enjoying the views and looking off the cliffs before heading down the mountain at 1 pm. We reached the vehicle at 3:55 PM.
The weather was great and only with a few sprinkles of rain, though we could look over and see that it was storming in parts of the Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park and especially on Longs Peak. There was some snow to walk through, but not much and besides the long length it was a pretty easy climb.
It was a great little hike/climb and one to be remembered for a long time.