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 Peak(s):  Arrow Pk  -  13,803 feet
 Post Date:  06/25/2012
 Date Climbed:   06/21/2012
 Posted By:  doggler

 Straighter than a Grizzly.....Beartown to Arrow     

I finally made it to the Vestal Basin last week, as I had a few days to kill in Lake City. Including the long Beartown approach, we found ourselves doing about 24 miles and 8800' over the course of 24 hours.

The full trip report can be found here.

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  • Comments or Questions
tmathews

Wow     2012-06-25 13:50:36
Hard to believe you ”bonked”. That's something I never thought I'd read happening to you!

I still need to get out to that area. I will, someday. *sigh*

Great report!


lordhelmut


You are one forgiving person     2012-06-25 14:52:05
I would've handed my partner my 12” blade, maybe even made a spear for him, showed him the general direction of where wildlife might congregate, bid him goodluck and to not return till we has something to show for it.

Sounds like the trip was salvaged with some solid scrambling on a very noteworthy peak, must really suck to have to walk right past Wham Ridge though (not to throw Grant any further under the bus).


sevenvii


Sheesh     2012-06-25 19:35:34
Nice report. Were you at Southern Viddles on Saturday night? I thought I recognized you from your reports if so


FireOnTheMountain


Ahhhhhhh     2012-06-25 21:09:50
Really wish I could of gone, but like Terry said, if you bonked I probably would of Donner partied it....

Really enjoyed the report!


benners


...and then he forgot food?     2012-06-26 07:31:40
I agree with lordhelmut, I'd have made him turn over logs and eat grubs/gather crabapples from trees until he felt he had consumed enough calories to hit the Wham . In all seriousness though, Arrow is a sweet peak and worthy of going in there for in and of itself. Just make sure your group has food on the return trip!


doggler


thanks guys     2012-06-28 18:35:48
sevenvii - Yup, I was there Saturday night, Friday night, Thursday night, etc, etc. Fell in love with those bbq pork tacos.

benners, helmut, etc - Eh. It sucked. Chalk it up as a learning experience.

Abe, maybe next time eh?



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