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 Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
 Post Date:  10/14/2009
 Date Climbed:   09/01/2009
 Posted By:  WickedRebel54

 Yale, challenging yet rewarding.   

My guidebook said Yale would test your legs, no matter which ascent you choose and it was right! I chose the Denny Creek Trail? i believe it was called. The first couple miles of the climb you follow a series creeks whose beauty you would imagine to find in a calender somewhere. Then you reach the last 2/3 of the climb, this is where the work really begins! At about 12,000-12,500 you get a glimpse of the peak and how much effort you still have ahead of you. The most unpleasant part was the last 100-200 yards of scrambling, which had very high falls at places but my dog made it w/out help.
 


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