|These goats were roaming around Lone Peak this morning. Me: "Why do goats go to the summit of Lone Peak?" Chad: "Why do you go to the summit of Lone Peak?"|
This week I was able to get out on some mountain runs with friends Brian Harder (now from Alaska), Kim Young (from Jackson), Andy Dorais, and Chad Ambrose. I didn't take pictures of the first three, but today, running with Chad (check out his newly-started blog here), I got some keepers.
Chad and I started on Wasatch Blvd., went up Big Willow to the "Notch," ascended the ridge to the top of Lone, tagged both summits, continued along the ridge to Bighorn, and then to South Thunder and North Thunder. We then descended Thunder Bowl, had an epic bushwhack in Bells, and once we found the trail, ran out Bells. It was a fun adventure. Here are some pics:
|Chad nearing the North Summit of Lone Peak. He was there in just under 2:15. I waited to take this picture and topped out in 2:16.|
|Look at those nice shiny, un-bloody legs. . . . This was before the Bells 'schwack.|
|All of the peaks on the Bells Canyon Rim play hard to get.|
|Chad on summit of Bighorn.|
|I found Snap Dragon!|
|The ridge leading to South Thunder and North Thunder. Chad actually considered climbing that thumb. I didn't. We went under it.|
|Approaching the thumb.|
|A little spice below South Thunder.|
. . . . Sadly, no pictures of the bushwhack, or the blood.