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awhite28 - Aug 10, 2014 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

Rain. Hail. Lightning.  Sucess!

Went up the east side. Got caught in a nasty, nasty hail/lightning/pouring rain storm. There was hail left for hours.


awhite28 - Jul 1, 2014 12:12 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011

Specimen  Sucess!

Hiked with a friend volunteering for the park out of Tower. Lots of wolf tracks!


distressbark - Oct 11, 2010 11:10 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2009

Fossil Forest Trail  Sucess!

Great views from the top; Mount Washburn, Lamar Valley, Slough Creek were all impressive from this vantage point. Especially impressed by the massive petrified stumps found along the trail.

Cedar, I believe I recall the switchback you are referring to. Follow the trail through the trees, upon where you'll find some spectacular stuff!


Cedar - Aug 27, 2010 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Sunny and Windy  Sucess!

Winds were gusting to around 40 mph which was OK considering I had just been on Avalanche Peak with possible 100 mph gusts 2 days before. Found a few gigantic logs (almost the size of small sequoias) along with some smaller but standing trunks but missed the "big" petrified forest seen in photos. I assume they were on the other end of that switchback that went flatly through the grove of trees. Ooops. I'll probably try again in another 5-10 years next time I visit the area.

Made it up to Point 7961 with the elk antler as planned.

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