Red Pine Overnighter
My 14 and 11 year old and I enjoyed a full moon on White Baldy and then to head up the way too visited Pfiefferhorn. I remember when this peak used to see maybe 100 visitors a year. Now 300/day are on it. What is happening to the Wasatch???
|Owen and Carson!|
Pfief to Lone, Out Big Willow
My oldest son and Vance Twitchell and I went up the Pfief and then he and Alex had to get down for commitments, while I went on to Lone and then out.
|Vance left, Alex right|
|South Thunder looking at Big Horn and Lone|
|Rubble piles from Lone|
Chasing a Blue Moon- Triple Traverse with Jason Dorais
Our moods got the better of us, we started at 830 PM and climbed Twins, Sunrise and Dromedary under a mystical full moon. It was rad for sure. Got down just before 1:30 AM.
|Saddle heading up to Twin- Crazy cool photo- Courtesy Jason Dorais|
|Top of Twins and Terribly Expanded Valley- Courtesy Jason Dorais|
|Me, Sunrise Peak and the beaming Tram- Courtesy Jason Dorais|
|Haunting Shadow of Sunrise Peak, on Top.- Courtesy Jason Dorais|
|Me, and the Peaks behind, top of Dromedary- Courtesy Jason Dorais|
Back Pack Trip to Amethyst Basin
Each year my sons and I do an extended back pack trip. My brother and his son often join us for part of it. This year we stuck around and went into Amethyst. Sadly, we found at least 30 different fire pits, no vegetation in most camp spots and the place terribly overrun. This needs attention. If you go there please use some key wilderness principles. Remember, we are only visitors in these mountains, they belong to someone much greater than ourselves. Besides this, we had a wonderful time together.
|My boys and I|
|Owen and his cousin Ethan|
|Amethyst Lake, Ostler Peak on the right|
|My brother in alpenglow|
|Ostler Peak, on top of ridge|
|My three sons, packing out on day 4|