Author: Hike Mike

CDT Day 79 – Moon Hill

Date: 9/13/20

Daily Miles: 8

Total Miles: 1430

Even though we only hiked eight miles today, it feels like it has been three days rolled into one.

We were woken up at 5:00am, when first horses and the quads came by our camp. We stayed in our hammocks another half hour, but then got up in the dark. We packed up and headed out by 6:00am. It is becoming obvious how the summer is fading, when it used to be light by 6am and now it is still completely dark. In fact, we probably used our headlamps for at least twenty minutes after leaving camp.

Pretty soon after starting, we left the forest roads behind and started in on a trail. At first, it looked like it was going to be hard to follow, which is even tougher in the dark, but then it got quite good for awhile.

Sadly, it didn’t last and we were just bushwhacking through piles of downed trees. We came out into a clearing and met a hunter who was out early. When we told him the route we were planning for today, he told us we would be goin..

Date: 9/13/20

Daily Miles: 8

Total Miles: 1430

Even though we only hiked eight miles today, it feels like it has been three days rolled into one.

We were woken up at 5:00am, when first horses and the quads came by our camp. We stayed in our hammocks another half hour, but then got up in the dark. We packed up and headed out by 6:00am. It is becoming obvious how the summer is fading, when it used to be light by 6am and now it is still completely dark. In fact, we probably used our headlamps for at least twenty minutes after leaving camp.

Pretty soon after starting, we left the forest roads behind and started in on a trail. At first, it looked like it was going to be hard to follow, which is even tougher in the dark, but then it got quite good for awhile.

Sadly, it didn’t last and we were just bushwhacking through piles of downed trees. We came out into a clearing and met a hunter who was out early. When we told him the route we were planning for today, he told us we would be going through private land.

We always try to avoid private land, and just hadn’t realized on our maps that it was private. The National Forest border was actually not correct on our background layer on our phone GPS according to his GPS maps (which were probably more accurate). He gave us a suggestion of an alternate route to avoid private land, which we decided to take. We followed a two track for a bit which took us into a patch of state trust land.

When we got to the fence line for the private land, we were happy to see a path following the fence line. We made our way around the private land and came out to a paved road through a little corner of public land. When we got to the road, there was a sign for the state land, which we read. Turns out we weren’t completely in the right by going through the state trust land, as it was reserved for only hunters at this time of year. But, we decided that the path we took was the most legitimate and respectful of land owners that we could put together, since we didn’t want to just skip the section between Encampment and Steamboat Springs.

When we got to the road, we just waited a few minutes and then were picked up by a taxi we had requested. We were brought to the airport in Hayden in hopes of getting a rental car to drive down to New Mexico. Sadly, there weren’t any cars available, so the taxi drove us to the airport in Eagle, CO (2 hours away) where we were able to get a car.

We then started our drive down to Santa Fe. Of course, we were already tired by the time we got in the rental car, so our motivation to drive late was non-existent. We made it as far as Salida, CO and called it a day.

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CDT Day 77 – Back in Colorado

Date: 9/11/20

Daily Miles: 18

Total Miles: 1399

Last night was a really cold night. Beardoh was able to warm up good and slept really well. SweetPea on the other hand could not warm up her feet and so stayed fairly cold and couldn’t sleep. We got another dusting of snow last night, so we know it was officially cold.

We had decided not to get up early today because of the expected cold. But, for SweetPea, she was anxious to get moving because of the prospect of warming her feet by walking. As we walked out of camp, our fingers and toes were so cold they were in a lot of pain. We had our feet wrapped up in garbage bags again today to try to help keep them warm.

We just had a few miles today before we came to the WY/CO border. Wyoming has been a really great state to hike through with lots of diversity. From Yellowstone to the Winds to the Great Basin, there was a lot of new areas for us to explore.

After the state line, we were pretty much only on forest roads for the rest of the d..

Date: 9/11/20

Daily Miles: 18

Total Miles: 1399

Last night was a really cold night. Beardoh was able to warm up good and slept really well. SweetPea on the other hand could not warm up her feet and so stayed fairly cold and couldn’t sleep. We got another dusting of snow last night, so we know it was officially cold.

We had decided not to get up early today because of the expected cold. But, for SweetPea, she was anxious to get moving because of the prospect of warming her feet by walking. As we walked out of camp, our fingers and toes were so cold they were in a lot of pain. We had our feet wrapped up in garbage bags again today to try to help keep them warm.

We just had a few miles today before we came to the WY/CO border. Wyoming has been a really great state to hike through with lots of diversity. From Yellowstone to the Winds to the Great Basin, there was a lot of new areas for us to explore.

After the state line, we were pretty much only on forest roads for the rest of the day. Between the many downed trees across the roads, the slippery mud and the steep/short ups and downs, our pace wasn’t very fast today.

We came across multiple hunters and their camps today. Seems that muzzle loader season starts tomorrow, plus bow season is still going, so there will be a few more folks out here. Several hunters told us about being out here during the winter storm four days ago. They described hurricane-like winds that were bringing down all the trees we have been seeing across the trail. They said it was pretty scary and they were just glad to have survived it. We are very glad we were safe and sound in a motel during the storm.

We ran into a US Forest Service crew that was out clearing downed trees from the forest roads. It looked like they were just getting started, but there was a big group, so chances are they were able to make quick work of the trees. They had a quad, three motorcycles and two trucks, so they had the manpower to get a lot of work done.

The day was quite chilly, but once we were walking, the cool air felt really nice. We stayed bundled up until the middle of the afternoon when the clouds and fog finally cleared out and we had blue, sunny skies. Once the fog cleared and we could see around us, we could see some big mountains nearby completely covered in snow. Luckily, we aren’t going in that direction.

We made it to camp before six this evening. We were starting to head into an area that had been burned in the past, so we decided to find a place to hang in the last of the live trees for a mile or so.

It is completely still out tonight again. We can hear some coyotes nearby yipping and howling as we lay in our hammocks…one of our favorite sounds.

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CDT Day 78 – Fire Closure

Date: 9/12/2

Daily Miles : 23

Total Miles: 1422

The hunters were out early today. We could hear a quad around 5:30am. Since it was completely silent in the woods, it felt like we could hear the quad for so long.

It had been another really cold night, and we started with almost all of our clothes on again this morning. But we were excited to wake up to blue skies and know that the weather had changed for the better.

The mud on the dirt roads we walked this morning was frozen, which made the walking easier than yesterday. We came upon a herd of sheep and their guard dog crossing the trail, so we decided to give them a wide berth in order to avoid any altercation with the sheep dog (we have heard stories of aggressive sheep dogs from other hikers). We ended up climbing up the side of the hill to stay clear of the sheep. We finally had to come down in order to cross a bridge, and that was when we realized that the sheep were spread out over a mile, at least. It seems that the importan..

Date: 9/12/2

Daily Miles : 23

Total Miles: 1422

The hunters were out early today. We could hear a quad around 5:30am. Since it was completely silent in the woods, it felt like we could hear the quad for so long.

It had been another really cold night, and we started with almost all of our clothes on again this morning. But we were excited to wake up to blue skies and know that the weather had changed for the better.

The mud on the dirt roads we walked this morning was frozen, which made the walking easier than yesterday. We came upon a herd of sheep and their guard dog crossing the trail, so we decided to give them a wide berth in order to avoid any altercation with the sheep dog (we have heard stories of aggressive sheep dogs from other hikers). We ended up climbing up the side of the hill to stay clear of the sheep. We finally had to come down in order to cross a bridge, and that was when we realized that the sheep were spread out over a mile, at least. It seems that the important thing was that we avoid getting close to the dog…and apparently he didn’t care about the stragglers.

In the late morning, we left the CDT to start in on an alternate that we had found to get into Steamboat Springs. Since there is currently a fire north of Steamboat which has closed ten miles of the CDT, we found another route which takes a combination of trails and forest roads.

The alternate started with a nice dirt road which led to a nice trail. The trail was only open for two miles at most before it hit the fire closure area, but still we saw a surprising number of people on the trail. For the last mile and a half of the trail, we were led by three cows who wouldn’t get off the trail, and instead walked in front of us the whole way to the trailhead. It was comical and ridiculous at the same time.

The rest of the day was spent on forest roads. We continued to pass a lot of hunters on the road and a lot of hunter camps. At the end of the day, we talked with a few guys at one camp and it turns out they are from Wisconsin…the same town where Beardoh went to college. Crazy. They were nice enough to give us some water, since several of the sources on our map that we had been counting on were dry. It was a big help.

We walked by another camp where they had shot an elk today. They were hanging up bags of meat in a way that we thought seemed odd. The bags they were hanging seemed quite low (about chest high for Beardoh) and totally within reach of a bear. Maybe they had some system we didn’t understand.

We made it to camp around 7:00pm. We have noticed lately how it seems to be getting darker earlier. Today it seemed like we needed our headlamps by 7:45pm. Given the early darkness and the fact that we saw some aspens turning yellow today, it definitely gives the feeling that fall is coming soon.

Plotting our own course around the fire closure
Plotting our own course around the fire closure

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CDT Day 76 – Huston Wilderness

Date: 9/10/20

Daily Miles: 18

Total Miles: 1381

The true title of the blog post should be Encampment Entrapment because it felt like we were there for so long. Our first triple zero on trail…three rest days in a row.

Coming into Encampment we knew that we would be taking two zero days because of the winter storm. But, then we decided to take another zero to let the snow melt and hopefully start walking in a bit higher temperatures (the morning after the snow day was supposed to be only 23 degrees at 8:00am).

And then to add another layer to things, we found out on our second zero day that there was a fire that had started north of Steamboat Springs (our next town stop) that had closed ten miles of the CDT. So, we had to spend a chunk of our third zero day coming up with a plan for how to get to Steamboat Springs while avoiding the areas which were closed for the new fire.

Encampment is a weird place to take a rest day, let alone three. There is no cell service in the town…our m..

Date: 9/10/20

Daily Miles: 18

Total Miles: 1381

The true title of the blog post should be Encampment Entrapment because it felt like we were there for so long. Our first triple zero on trail…three rest days in a row.

Coming into Encampment we knew that we would be taking two zero days because of the winter storm. But, then we decided to take another zero to let the snow melt and hopefully start walking in a bit higher temperatures (the morning after the snow day was supposed to be only 23 degrees at 8:00am).

And then to add another layer to things, we found out on our second zero day that there was a fire that had started north of Steamboat Springs (our next town stop) that had closed ten miles of the CDT. So, we had to spend a chunk of our third zero day coming up with a plan for how to get to Steamboat Springs while avoiding the areas which were closed for the new fire.

Encampment is a weird place to take a rest day, let alone three. There is no cell service in the town…our motel room for the first two nights was pretty dumpy and had no real working internet (our second two nights, we switched rooms in the same motel to a recently rehabbed room with good internet)…there are two restaurants in town but they were both closed on all of our zero days which meant that we had to walk down to the neighboring town just under a mile away to buy food from the convenience store since there is no grocery store in town. Luckily they had a library that was open two days so we could go and get some work done on their computer.

The morning of our third zero day, we got to talk with MountainMan and Ace for the first time since we started back at Yellowstone. It was really great to hear their voices and to hear all about their hike the past month. Turns out they were dealing with the same winter storm, but in Yellowstone.

So, with an alternate hiking route to get us to Steamboat Springs, and a not stellar, but tolerable weather forecast for the next few days, we made the decision to head back out on the trail today.

We had contacted a Trail Angel for a ride back up to the trail this morning. We had assumed that she lived in Encampment, but we realized this morning that she lives in Laramie…about an hour and a half away! We felt so bad that she was driving all that way for us, but she insisted that she loved doing it (this is not uncommon for her) and she would be there to pick us up. We continue to be amazed by the generosity of people along the trail.

As we headed out to the road to wait for Heather, we were dismayed as snow started to fall. Because there was no wind and we were still warm from our showers, the temperature didn’t feel bad, but it was grey and snowing…not how we had hoped to start this morning.

Heather was super nice and she told us a harrowing story of how a tree had fallen on her when she was hammocking and it broke her neck (and other bad injuries). It sounded like the recovery was long and hard…she wasn’t sure she would ever walk again (she has made a recovery and is now walking and hiking!). It was so crazy to hear, since we hammock as well and the forests are not always very healthy on this trail.

When we got to the trailhead, we put to use the garbage bags we had bought yesterday to put around our feet. We had our socks on, then put the bags on and then put our shoes on. Our hope was that even if our shoes got wet from walking in the snow, at least our feet would stay dry and warm. They did work pretty good today and we were really glad that we had them.

As we headed out on the trail, it was still snowing. But luckily it was done for the most part within the first two hours of walking. The sky would alternate during the day between clearing up and being sunny or cloudy and foggy. We were constantly taking on and off our wind shirts and our mittens.

The hiking was pretty easy today. In the morning, we were hiking in and out of marshy meadows. Beardoh even managed to step in a mud hole up to his knee. The bright side of having snow on the ground, was that we could pretty much just follow the footprints in the snow of the CDT hikers who had come out yesterday. We hardly had to check our navigation app all day.

We didn’t take many sit-down breaks today since it was so cold. If anything, we would stop and eat a snack while standing up…ready to keep walking as soon as possible.

In the afternoon, we came across a ton of downed trees. Most of them looked pretty fresh…and most of them were live trees. A hunter we met this morning had told us that two days ago, the wind was really crazy and he got out of the woods when he started to hear trees snapping and falling over. We figured a lot of the downed trees today were from a few days ago.

After seeing the trees and hearing about Heather’s experience, we wanted to find a protected place to camp tonight. We decided to aim for our low point of the afternoon…the lowest elevation of the trail for several miles since we figured that would be more protected from any possible wind. Luckily it is very still out as we lay in our hammocks.

We know that tonight is going to be really cold…since it never got above freezing all day, we expect tonight to be in the low twenty’s at a minimum. We have multiple layers of clothes on as we go to sleep with the hope that we will stay warm. SweetPea is wearing two pairs of socks, three pairs of pants, three layers on top, a hat, a buff and mittens. Beardoh has only one pair of socks and two pairs of pants, but basically we have on as much clothes as possible.

Our wonderful trail angel Heather
Our wonderful trail angel Heather

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Beginner’s Guide to Biking the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Biking the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a really fun and relaxing activity while in the Monterey Bay AreaWHERE

The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail extends from Pacific Grove to Castroville. The trail is completely cut off from cars which makes it safe for kids and beginning cyclists! I personally love it when I find trails like this because I trust myself but I don’t trust bad drivers 🙂
I would recommend starting South to North so you can be in the main hustle and bustle of the Monterey area. I like staying in the Pacific Grove area because it’s a little more relaxed. Monterey can get crowded with the tourist attractions so during COVID especially I wasn’t as comfortable.
WHATThe trail one-way will take you 1.5 hours, 18 miles. A lot of the main attractions are in the first couple of miles, and you hit some of the more remote and beautiful beaches further north – so it' really depends on however much you want to bike!
Morning at Lovers Point is beautiful and I..

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Biking the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a really fun and relaxing activity while in the Monterey Bay Area

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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail extends from Pacific Grove to Castroville. The trail is completely cut off from cars which makes it safe for kids and beginning cyclists! I personally love it when I find trails like this because I trust myself but I don’t trust bad drivers 🙂

I would recommend starting South to North so you can be in the main hustle and bustle of the Monterey area. I like staying in the Pacific Grove area because it’s a little more relaxed. Monterey can get crowded with the tourist attractions so during COVID especially I wasn’t as comfortable.

WHAT

The trail one-way will take you 1.5 hours, 18 miles. A lot of the main attractions are in the first couple of miles, and you hit some of the more remote and beautiful beaches further north – so it' really depends on however much you want to bike!

Morning at Lovers Point is beautiful and I would recommend starting here early (I started at sunrise). Within the first 2 miles you will hit Cannery Row, then the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After that you’ll reach the more famous Del Monte Beach. I personally stopped at Monterey State Beach instead to take in the sights of the beautiful sand dunes!

From there I just kept riding north and didn’t stop anywhere else. It completely emptied out after Monterey State Beach and it was just really nice to breathe fresh air and zone out a little.

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

WHEN

The best part of Monterey is that you can really go at any time of the year. In the summer, it doesn’t get too hot because of the fog and marine layer. In the winter, it only gets down to around 60 degrees. The perfect time is probably Spring in March or April but again it’s really good year round!

Just don’t forget to bring a jacket. Out of towners typically forget to check the weather before they come visit in the summer and by 7PM it becomes windy and chilly.

17 Mile Drive

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

While you’re in the area, don’t forget to check out some other famous places:

  • Otters! You can see otters almost anywhere in Pacific Grove and of course at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Keep your eye out near Lovers Point

  • The picturesque town of Carmel, with its dog friendly beaches and restaurants. Don’t forget 17 mile drive on your way there! See my blog post here

  • The famous Big Sur highway. I love Pfeiffer Beach and McWay Falls. Don’t forget to download offline maps as there’s spotty cell service, bring cash for entry into parks, and visit Big Sur Cafe (go early for the famous baked goods)

  • Revival Ice Cream. Does an ice cream shop need its own bullet? Yes because it’s my favorite in * all *of California!

  • Carmel Valley. If you’re sick of the beach scene, head over to the romantic Carmel Valley. Lucia Restaurant is a great choice for dinner. Ask for a seat by the fire pits. At night, drive up Laurelels Grade to watch the Milky Way (or the stars when the Milky Way isn’t visible). The next morning, take your dog hiking at Garland Ranch Regional Park.

17 Mile Drive

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Chiwawa and Fortress Mountains – E Ridge WA + Storm King Mountain N Ridge – WA + Corcoran Pinnacles to Le Conte Traverse

Chiwawa and Fortress Mountains – East Ridge – N Cascades WA – Trip report with pictures – from Cascade Climbers.com
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CascadeClimbers.comCorcoran Pinnacles to Le Conte Traverse (Sierras- CA ) – Picture from Vitaliy M on Facebook
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https://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/topic/103660-tr-storm-king-mountain-8515%E2%80%99-north-ridge-route-09052020/ — Storm King Mountain – N. Ridge Route – N Cascades – WA – Trip Report with pictures.

Corcoran Pinnacles to Le Conte Traverse in the Sierras – CA – Picture by Vitaliy M – Facebook

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Corcoran Pinnacles to Le Conte Traverse (Sierras- CA ) – Picture from Vitaliy M on Facebook

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Chiwawa and Fortress Mountains – East Ridge – N Cascades WA – Trip report with pictures – from Cascade Climbers.com
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Dinosaur Provincial Park Camping September 2020

Spending four days and three nights tent camping at Dinosaur Provincial Park was exactly the mini vacation I desired. I was due to spend three nights here comfort camping in June but that type of camping was cancelled due to the way our world is these months. I wanted a desert fix so I am thankful for this recent adventure. While only a mere 2.5 hour drive from home, I felt like I was on another planet!my little corner down there of this piece of paradise
Each morning started savouring a cup of coffee up on the ridge waiting for the sun to rise!Considering how small this Provincial Park is, it contains many hidden gems, diverse landscape and and an abundance of sweet sights. September is my favourite time of year as the autumn shades are on display while still being able to enjoy summer-like temperatures. This Park is a photographer's dream and I met numerous big lens people. I am not a big lens person but I was still able to capture beautiful seconds in time. I picked out a few ..

Spending four days and three nights tent camping at Dinosaur Provincial Park was exactly the mini vacation I desired. I was due to spend three nights here comfort camping in June but that type of camping was cancelled due to the way our world is these months. I wanted a desert fix so I am thankful for this recent adventure. While only a mere 2.5 hour drive from home, I felt like I was on another planet!my little corner down there of this piece of paradise
Each morning started savouring a cup of coffee up on the ridge waiting for the sun to rise!Considering how small this Provincial Park is, it contains many hidden gems, diverse landscape and and an abundance of sweet sights. September is my favourite time of year as the autumn shades are on display while still being able to enjoy summer-like temperatures. This Park is a photographer's dream and I met numerous big lens people. I am not a big lens person but I was still able to capture beautiful seconds in time. I picked out a few of my favourite photos to share with you.


The trails to hike and locations to see throughout Dinosaur Provincial Park can all be accessed by foot right from the front door of my tent. A walking routine fell into place which consisted of a three hour morning walk, two hour afternoon walk and a one hour evening walk each day. This place is like a playground for the young and young at heart! I just did what I do!
As day turns to night in the desert the landscape lights up like it is on fire and that's my sign to set my own fire. All the fire crackles coming from nearby campsites is a soothing sound and it is soon time to settle in my tent for the night. Another day ends and another trip to this land like no another comes to an end with a wealth of wonderful memories!

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Kennebec Highlands: French Mountain (Maine)

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The Kennebec Highlands in Maine are a small chain of tiny mountains that sit above a series of lakes in Kennebec County. They're a formidable bunch of peaks despite their small stature. One of the more prominent peaks, French Mountain, is a very short hike with a very great view.

There are plenty of resources online for trail maps of the region, but it's a self explanatory loop. I began on the right side and headed along an easy path before it got quite steep heading up toward the top.

I was at the top in no time, and enjoyed the views with a few other people. The classic view is the first picture of this post.

I continued the loop along easy but steep terrain back to the car, to make for a good sub 30 minute hike.
Total Time: 16 minutesTotal Distance: ~.83 milesTotal Elevation Gain: ~203 vertical gain

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The Kennebec Highlands in Maine are a small chain of tiny mountains that sit above a series of lakes in Kennebec County. They're a formidable bunch of peaks despite their small stature. One of the more prominent peaks, French Mountain, is a very short hike with a very great view.

There are plenty of resources online for trail maps of the region, but it's a self explanatory loop. I began on the right side and headed along an easy path before it got quite steep heading up toward the top.


I was at the top in no time, and enjoyed the views with a few other people. The classic view is the first picture of this post.


I continued the loop along easy but steep terrain back to the car, to make for a good sub 30 minute hike.
Total Time: 16 minutesTotal Distance: ~.83 milesTotal Elevation Gain: ~203 vertical gain

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American Trio Ready to Climb K6 in Pakistan + Baintha Brak West NE Buttress Attempt + Mt Hood – Illumination Rock – E Ridge of S. Chamber

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Mt Hood – Illumination Rock – East Ridge of South Chamber – Oregon Cascades – from Cascade Climbers.com – Trip report with pictures.
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Pakistan – American Trio getting ready to climb K6 – from

Baintha Brak West (6540m) N.E. Buttress attempt – from Mountain.ru English

Mt Hood – Illumination Rock – East Ridge of South Chamber – Oregon Cascades – from Cascade Climbers.com – Trip report with pictures.

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https://www.montagna.tv/166842/pakistan-trio-americano-tenta-lascesa-del-k6/ — American Trio getting ready to climb K6

http://mountain.ru/article/article_display1.php?article_id=8919 — Baintha Brakk West (6540m) N.E.Buttress attempt.


Baintha Brakk WII 6540m, NE Buttress, attempt / English. Adventure / Mountain.RU

https://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/topic/103657-tr-mt-hood-illumination-rock-east-ridge-of-south-chamber-09062020/ — Mt Hood – Illumination Rock – East Ridge of South Chamber – Oregon Cascades – Trip report with pictures.


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