Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Navajo Peak

Sometimes I think it takes me longer to post about peaks than it does to climb them. As always, the photos do the talking.

Walker, my dad, and I set out to climb Navajo Peak, the pointy, beehive-like one to the left of center.
After a quick three mile cruise past two lakes, we arrived at this lake and the vertical part of the climb. As Gerry Roach often says, "the introduction was over."
We climbed up a few snow fields, and across this long boulder strewn basin before entering Airplane Gully, named for a plane that crashed high on the mountain in 1948.
Walker by the part of the wreckage
Nearing the top
Jeff and Walker climbing out of Airplane Gully
Dad atop Navajo peak.
After a short nap, we headed back down. A nice warmup for the Longs Peak climb in 6 days.

1 comment:

GnightMoon said...

Sounds like there may have been a ball of fire after all.