Peak(s):  Arkansas Mt  -  13,795 feet
Date Posted:  12/22/2015
Date Climbed:   12/19/2015
Author:  dillonsarnelli
Additional Members:   jbchalk
 Mount Arkansas   

Mount Arkansas

Peak: Mount Arkansas (13,795')
Date: December 19, 2015
Participants: Brandon Chalk, Kristine Chalk, Dillon Sarnelli

By the time I finish this trip report it'll be calendar winter. TR's on the .com have long since dropped off into hibernation. The forum posts almost seem intelligent and even respectful. Soon it will be Christmas and New Years and bowl games, oh my! Heck in 10 days it'll be tax season, but who's counting.

48 hours before the shortest day of the year, Brando, Kristine, Kona and I found ourselves in a small pull off just off Fremont Pass. The objective, bicentennial 13er Mount Arkansas. Unfortunately, there would be no blue snowflake for Kristine, but I think she still had a good time. Keep Reading...

Mount Arkansas

Mount Arkansas

Comments or Questions

Another winner
12/22/2015 11:09
Nice one, Dillon. Makes me want to leave work now and go do that one again. Love your pics!


One more thing...
12/22/2015 09:25
How were you able to lure the Chalks away from the Gores? Promises of beer? Food?


We need to talk...
12/22/2015 10:58
Jealous, Arkansas has been my nemesis for a while! Two failed attempts (conditions and weather). This looks fabulous in snow!

Now, I was under the impression Brando was still climbing cracks. How did you lure Brando away from that activity? That’s a monumental accomplishment right there.

Nicely done, all, and Happy Holidays!


12/22/2015 11:27
Really enjoyed your report, Dill! "Wind enema" -- where do you come up with this stuff? And loved Kona’s sweater!

asdf, asdfsadf ??? Bill, you need to put a translation page or subtitles on your site for all these new (or old?) acronyms. I just learned to text on my flip phone a few months ago. There are still a few of us oldsters who don’t do FaceBook or Twitter, or whatever else there is out there. At least I hope I’m not the only one left! )


12/22/2015 11:57
I was trying to figure out a problem we were having on TR comments this morning.


12/22/2015 13:40
Does the Pooch’s cardigan come in a medium?


happy holidays, merry xmas, festivus, new year...
12/23/2015 09:30
Jay - Thanks! beer, food, guilt trip, threatening messages to a sitter that almost bailed, you name it. Merry Christmas!

Natalie - Thanks! Wait for the snow to firm up a little and go after it agian. It’ll make for a nice easy morning for you. Heck, you can do anything now, you’re a crack climber! haha. Crack climbers aren’t human. Hope you have a great holiday. I’m sure you’re doing something awesome over there in the San Juany’s!

Doug - haha, thanks, gotta give credit to Rick, mtnfiend, for wind enema. Kona, does look good in an argyle sweater doesn’t she. She would have easily traded it in for a 2000 fill down full body snow suit and some paw warmers on this day though.

Bill - You commented on my TR. Regardless of the reason, that’s a win in my book!

Ali - haha, I think Kona bought the last one, but Kona’s pretty chill. She’d surely lend you hers. Throw a blue Patagonia hat on your head and you’d be stylin!

Enjoy the holidays and happy winter all!!!!!


Happy holidays
12/23/2015 11:00
Now that I’ve been skiing four times, I’m qualified as an elitist and can suitably scoff at Brando’s free heel antics.
Good to see Kona up there too!


Qualified, but you are not a jedi yet :)
12/23/2015 15:33
Free your heel, free your mind, Marsters!

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