On the summit ridge of Watson

ZeeJay on the final section of ascent from the South. The skyline in the background, L to R: Kletting, A1 Peak, Lamotte, Hayden, Ostler, Agassiz, with Redids and Bald Mtn in the foreground. 2/28/09 3:20 pm

The main page of Mt Watson on Summitpost suggests that it'd take a multi-day trip in winter. In fact it took us exactly 7 hours, by the way of Pitt and Page Hill and Blue, Rock, Azure, Tail, and Washington Lakes.


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Noondueler - Mar 2, 2009 4:00 pm - Voted 10/10

More power!

More power to you guys! Getting it done in winter! I'm a spring/summer hiker hunkered down here in the Marin County rain with the van in the shop for the day! Looking foward to getting out to Death Valley vicinity in a few weeks or so.


ZeeJay - Mar 2, 2009 4:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: More power!

It might have been technically winter, but it sure felt like spring.

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Mar 2, 2009 4:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: More power!

March Death Valley, is it gonna be "flower power" then? :)

By ZeeJay's calculation, following summer roads and trails would add up to 15 miles one way to the summit ... a passably long day on skis. But since we cut almost straight cross-country, it was barely above 10 miles to the summit for us (and more beautiful on the xc route too, with distant views and countless high country lakes).


lcarreau - Mar 2, 2009 7:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: More power!

Did somebody say "flower power," and all the
fragile butterflies that come along with that??

Oh NO!

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