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We summited a mountain today! Holy smokes! 9406 feet!

Mt Baden Powell

Mt Baden Powell Summit

That was insane. We got a ride out of town from a very nice lady and her dog, Circle.

She dropped us in the parking lot and then we started climbing. We climb. We descend. We climb again. Pacific Climbing Trail. That’s a more accurate name.

Mt Baden Powell

Climbing up

3000 feet up. Snow started about a mile and a half from the parking lot. We put on our micro spikes. We slid. We fell. We kept going.

Mt Baden Powell

Snow covered trail

The last mile abandoned the trail altogether. We climbed straight up! Some places had good steps but most places had giant steps. I fell a lot. 🤣 🛷 🎿 👍

Mt Baden Powell

More snow

Mt Baden Powell

Steep trail up

Mt Baden Powell

And more snow

You can see Steve at the top of the hills, waiting for me!

Mt Baden Powel

Top of the mountain

At the summit, we talked for quite a while with a German couple. They’re making a documentary. Check out their blog.

We were pushing for Little Jimmy Campground but I couldn’t make it. I felt so exhausted. What a crazy difficult first day back. We stopped about three miles short, but still found a beautiful site.

Mt Baden Powel

above the clouds

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