Great Basin

August 10, 2010


We gained the ridge of this massive choss pile, and decided we’d see if string cheese would still peel at the lofty height of 12,000 feet.

master peeler

Not a problem in the world.  Dwyer even went as far as to say he could peel ‘er at 24,000, with dexterous gloves on.

We climbed and climbed, passing an old fellow from Japan, and a school teacher from Montreal.  Konnichiwas and Bonjours were exchanged.

ohhaiagain

We gained the summit, where the wind was whipping so forcefully that it slicked my hair into a news anchor dew, and made me stand up tall.

taller

We hunted down the summit register, but the Post Master General said we were not to leave any remarks unless we had a stamp to accompany them.

mailin

marker

We found 1944’s summit marker.  Looks about as good as the day it was sledged into the summit cone.

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11 Comments

  1. Harvey44
    wrote on August 10th, 2010 at 8:24 pm  
    1

    In 6 months, we expect pictures from that same spot in the 3rd to last pic!

    • Greg
      wrote on August 11th, 2010 at 10:40 am  
      2

      without a doubt, FIS is setting the bar high with expectations for the winter!!

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on August 11th, 2010 at 1:39 pm  
      3

      More like 10 months. Next May/June is probably the season. The park road closes and makes it a 2/3 night trip to tag any of this midwinter.

  2. Beef Wellington II
    wrote on August 10th, 2010 at 9:01 pm  
    4

    Excellent, thanks for sharing. UT rocks! :)

    • Beef Wellington II
      wrote on August 10th, 2010 at 9:03 pm  
      5

      …and NV, too!

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on August 11th, 2010 at 1:39 pm  
      6

      Rocks and rolls Wellington. Come explore the wilds of the west.

  3. christian
    wrote on August 10th, 2010 at 10:46 pm  
    7

    i would say the fancy is a little to tickler’s right. let us know how she giggles, boys.

  4. christian
    wrote on August 10th, 2010 at 10:52 pm  
    8

    i would say the fancy is a bit to tickler’s right… let us know how she giggles, boys.

    • Greg
      wrote on August 11th, 2010 at 10:39 am  
      9

      comment of the week!

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on August 11th, 2010 at 1:45 pm  
      10

      COTW

  5. Sam
    wrote on August 11th, 2010 at 1:48 pm  
    11

    loving that last photo

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