Peak(s):  "Palomino Point"  -  13,060 feet
"Valhalla, Mt"  -  13,180 feet
Date Posted:  10/28/2013
Date Climbed:   10/27/2013
Author:  jbchalk
Additional Members:   dillonsarnelli, jblyth, I Man, Monster5
 Palomino Pt. & Mt. Valhalla  

A really fun day with a great crew from the forum yesterday up on a few of the Deluge Lake basin 13ers in the Gores:

Palomino Point & Mt. Valhalla

Hope you enjoy!


 Comments or Questions

Really nice photos...
10/29/2013 00:22
and an enjoyable read.

Looks like a good crew!!!

Psh...only Ryan's 200th 13er, not impressed

Gores are sooooo pretty.


Another nice one, Brandon!
10/29/2013 16:09
You are getting the hang of writing these reports - Kristine better be careful lest you usurp her writing talents!

Keep us posted on Rainier. As I recall, she was with you when I met you on Quandry last year, right?


Thanks, Kay & Jay
10/29/2013 16:25
Jay - yep, Rainier was with us last year on the WW when we met you. She'll be just fine I truly believe. She's already back to her normal self of tennis balls and hiking. Hope you are well, bud.


great day
10/29/2013 16:37
Brandon, nice write up! It was great to meet you and Kristine. That is one amazing place, those Gores. Best of luck to you both in Antarctica. Talk you to soon I hope boss!


Good times!
10/29/2013 20:17
Fantastic day with a great group of people. Couldn't ask for better weather and the route was a blast. Let's do it again soon!

Michael Underwood

10/29/2013 21:54
The Gores look awesome. Thanks for sharing such convincing photos of your favorite spot.


Love me some Gore
10/29/2013 22:45
Dillon, absolutely a treat to meet and get out with you. Let's do it again!

Jason, you the man! More to come, buddy.

Michael, happy to hear my photos were convincing. You should get in the Gores at some point.


I feel like
10/29/2013 23:09
a jackass for missing this. Awesome group. I really with I could have made it.


We all missed ya, Ryan!
10/29/2013 23:43
Another time for sure.

I Man

Great day!
10/30/2013 14:39
Thanks for the write up and for coming along. A great day with a great crew in a great range. I'll see you all in Valhalla!!!


Deluge is a magical place
10/30/2013 21:29
Although it may not be the most remote area of the Gores, I have very fond memmories of that area (spent a night in that cabin during a 100 year wind storm, shit you not. constantly awoken with 1-2” of snow on me). Anways sorry to talk about me...thanks for the write up man!

Asgard ridge eh, I recall looking over there and thinking sweet, now I can put a name to it.

Solid crew, solid work, more good times in the Gores

Did Monster slow you down? He has an unfortunate affinity towards Chanel handbags and microspikes


Yo fellas
10/30/2013 23:11
Matt - good times man. Glad you had a first Gore experience.

Abe - I love your old Deluge cabin camping story. Very cool. Good for the soul. Yes, Monster absolutely slowed us down...slowest dude ever. Even slower scrambler. Jeesh. Never hiking with him again


Fantastic day!
10/31/2013 03:08
Good to meet a few folks and hike with a few elder friends. Thanks for waiting for me - probably would have had to turn back if Dillon's bum ankle didn't keep you guys in sight. A good recon opportunity of Asgard too.

Best of luck with Rainier and The Big V!


I enjoy being your elder friend, Ryan
11/01/2013 21:28
Definitely a good day and good Asgard recon. Thanks for the well wishes.

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