Your HostYour Host
Big Gee in Action
 
Visitor Map Home Backpacking Caving Climbing Geocaching Guns Travel Mountaineering Paintball Rappelling Snowsports Skydiving       
email Me       
Links Changelog Disclaimer Credits

Index   AT   AZT   Ciudad Perdida   CdS   [Great Colorado Loop]   Inca Trail   JMT   LT   MST   Other Trips   Gear
Intro   Summary   Gear   Map   GCL Trip Index   [Journal & Photos]   

Notice: Undefined index: PATH_INFO in /home/restlessadva/public_html/include/stdBigG.php on line 673
Previous Day   [Today]   Next Day   

Album: journal:20110802

2 Aug 2011: day 52
Start Destination Daily Miles / Total
Anchor Mountain - Calico Mountain Saddle Slate Creek 13.3 today / 525.9 total

Wow, did I sleep good last night but it meant a late start this morning. It was closer to 11 than 10 and the sky was full of clouds - not good. I still had a fair bit of above timberline travel. The Calico Trail bypassed Calico Peak and Johnny Bull Mountain summits but went straight up the curiously named Sockrider Peak (12,308 ft). That's where my luck ran out and I was overtaken by a wall of rain. I had hoped to get over the summit before it hit me. Fortunately there wasn't any thunder or lightning and the rain was light. Still it was cold. Hiking down from Sockrider was fun and interesting because the ridge was narrow and rocky. Still I was glad to be down at the next saddle quickly. There the thunder started but it was easy terrain angling downhill through sporadic trees so I wasn't too worried. I wasn't even in the rain anymore.

I was having some minor foot issues though so when I found a nice dry spot in the trees I took a long break. Too long. I needed to do more miles today. Oh well. From there it was another couple miles to Eagle Creek Trailhead which took me to Dunton Rd and the Groundhog Stock Driveway. That wasn't my original plan but all this consistant bad weather and seeing El Diente and Gladstone in a ferocious storm all day changed my mind about trying to climb them. I'll come back. The stock driveway was a really nice alternative through high meadows. I'm happy with my choice though I think the map isn't quite showing it accurately and it feels like I walked farther than what the map indicates.

Available Images:




imgp5161 imgp5162 imgp5163 imgp5164




imgp5165 imgp5166 imgp5167 imgp5168




imgp5169 imgp5170 imgp5171 imgp5172




imgp5173 imgp5174 imgp5175 imgp5176



imgp5177 imgp5178 imgp5179
 
 
 
Created with the tool album from Dave Madison's MarginalHacksSun Apr 8 12:14:39 2018



Activities discussed on this site are often dangerous and ill advised.
You can do everything right and still die or be seriously injured. Such is the nature of adventurous pastimes.
The people affiliated with this site make no claims regarding the safety or veracity of information.
Caveat lector. Think for yourself and make your own decisions.


index.php last modified on 09 April 2018 08:02:16 UTC