King Benchmark, Taylor, South Tiger
Nice peak to do if the weather sucks. Not much for a view.
A quick little mid-week after work jaunt. On my altimeter watch, the North registered as about 30 feet higher than the South, which was visited first. Time between summits was maybe about 5 minutes. Almost head-butted a small bear on the trail back to the car.
Nice workout for #6 on the year and #53 all time.
Summit trail seemed obscure. North summit had better views.
Higher avy danger in the high mountains with iffy weather conditions pushed me to here. The south summit stunk in terms of views but the northern summit actually had some views and a place to sit. Snow was roughly 3 to 6 inches to the summit. Route up to the summit had a lot of fallen limbs on it.
and light snow. I had a great run back down.
Failed on my first attempt. The snow was deep, slow. Ran out of time as I had to turn around to get home to watch Tom Brady lead the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory to complete their undefeated season. Oh no, the Giants win and no summit for me. This was such a lame failure that I just had to come back again the next week to clean it up. No idea which of the two highpoints in higher.
Nice to have a register on a dumpster diving peak.
The weather brought a little of everything during today's summit hike: Sun, rain, drizzle, fog, snow, hail. No views at the summit, either, because of the thick forested mountaintop. There is a register at the summit, but it is full. A new notepad/ register should be brought to the summit, sometime.