Burro Ridge Climber's Log

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Scott - Feb 14, 2023 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2023

Burro Ridge  Sucess!

February 10

After a scenic drive to the trailhead, Kim and I snowshoed in the dark to the Geyser Pass Yurt where we met Jordan, David, Mary, Bailey, and Doug who all went up on skis. We stayed up pretty late talking before going to bed. Doug and Jordan arrived earlier than the rest of us so had the yurt nice and warm before everyone else got there.

February 11

In the morning, Kim decided to stay behind in the yurt and everyone else but me decided to go skiing on the lower slopes of Mount Mellenthin and Burro Ridge.

Alone I set off and snowshoed around Burro Ridge to Burro Pass, breaking trail along much of the way. From Burro Pass I headed up the ridge to the summit of Manns Peak. It was windy and I enjoyed the spectacular views before heading back down to Burro Pass.

At Burro Pass, I decided to climb the North Face of Burro Ridge. Conditions were stable, but it was a rather sketchy ascent and I should have brought an ice axe and crampons. I broke through the small summit cornice and found myself within a few feet of the summit. I admired the views before heading down the south face of Burro Ridge and back to the yurt. In the yurt we leaned how to play Exploding Kittens. I'll let anyone who wants to look that one up.

February 12

In the late morning, we all skied or snowshoed back down to the trailhead before departing ways and heading for home.

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