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.










My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

  • Comments or Questions

Wow     06/25/2012 19:50
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!


You are one forgiving person     06/25/2012 20:52
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).


Sheesh     06/26/2012 01:35
Nice report. Were you at Southern Viddles on Saturday night? I thought I recognized you from your reports if so


Ahhhhhhh     06/26/2012 03:09
Really wish I could of gone, but like Terry said, if you bonked I probably would of Donner partied it....

Really enjoyed the report!


...and then he forgot food?     06/26/2012 13:31
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!


thanks guys     06/29/2012 00:35
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?

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2015®, 14ers Inc.