"Triangle Peak" 13380
Max difficulty: class 4
Ben and I hiked the easy trail to triangle pass. We had heard rumor of a goat trail leading up the scree. The rumors turned out o be true. It was the best of times struggling up the scree. I resorted to the indignant running bear crawl up the final 100 feet. Past the scree it was a pleasant class 2-2+ ridge.
looking down the scree
For a change of scenery we descended towards coffeepot pass and traversed the talus towards 13216's south ridge. One prominent step caught our attention, from far away it looked technical. Closer up it appeared to have a reasonable route. Reasonable meaning class 4 with tons of exposure on mostly stable rock. Once above the crux it was an easy class 2 hike to this unique summit. I made a recliner and we lounged on the summit for a while.
looking down the class 4 crux
exposure on ridge
best cairn ever
Our descent took us down grassy slopes to the trail, thus beginning our pilgrimage.
While packing up camp the miller came in the form of frat boys who were no doubt planning a night of revelry. One of them asked me where the drinking fountain was. We met over 25 parties headed up the trail. About halfway down we heard the loud yell of the knight. He was separated from his party looking for conquest, he inquired about the status of the party ahead of him. We relayed to him that they were within striking distance. He let out a yell, drew his sword and forged up the trail to slay those who stood in his way. Next in line was the shipman's wife, only there were two of them unshodden. But for a moment we seemed to be taken by the harlot. Luckily we came to our senses and journeyed onward. The rest of the knight's party came into view nearly an hour later, no doubt sluggish from the summoner's spell. Near the trailhead we met the summoner disguised as a man with a bushy beard, no pack, sleeping bag bunged to his back and carrying his tent. Unfortunately we won no free meal in Aspen for our ramblings.
If you give a moose a muffin