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 Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
 Post Date:  08/18/2009
 Date Climbed:   08/17/2009
 Posted By:  michaelb

 Southwest Slopes   

I have a Subaru Legacy sedan and I made it up the 4WD road very easily. This could be due to the fact that Subarus Rule, or that it appears as though there has been a lot of vehicle with tracks using the road, so it's really not bad at all. I think any front wheel drive vehicle could do it if you know how to maneuver...

From here, the trail on the forest is awesome. Full of wildflowers and the rock formations are really cool. Very easy trail, even when going up the scree.

On the way up, I was getting yelled at by all of the marmots, but I was able to catch a glimpse of an albino marmot. Very cool.

I then found a camera, and debated on picking it up, or leaving it where it was. I decided that if I picked it up, the owner would have to be at the top and would appreciate it if he had it up there, so I decided to step up my pace... On the way up, I ran into the owner of the camera who was so appreciative even though he didn't get any chance of pictures at the summit. I refrained from giving him my information, as his heartfelt thank-yous were the best reward anyone could receive..

Once up at the summit ridge, all of the views are awesome. I just wish there was a geological survey marker...

I also saw a young man who had hiked barefoot up the same trail I had just done in hiking boots. Amazing...



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