Peak(s):  Sheep Mtn D  -  13,070 feet
Emerson Mtn  -  13,140 feet
"Pk Twenty One"  -  13,085 feet
"Pk Twenty Two"  -  13,105 feet
Date Posted:  07/20/2017
Modified:  07/29/2017
Date Climbed:   07/17/2017
Author:  dillonsarnelli
 Wandering the Southern Weminuche  

Wandering the Southern Weminuche

The Endlich Mesa TH sits high on the Endlich Mesa just below treeline and just outside the southern border of the Weminuche Wilderness. The trailhead itself was everything I expected it to be: a sign, some guy passing through on a horse, and me. With a late afternoon arrival, I had some time to spare and after using every muscle in my body to steer my vehicle up the road, I was starving. 3 bowls of Life cereal and a cold Modus later, I was ready for a power nap. Post nap it was time to survey the land. That night I walked a little less than a mile out to Point 11,958' to catch the sunset. Keep reading...

Peaks: Sheridan Mountain (12,795'), Sheep Mountain D (13,070'), Point 13,105' (aka "Peak 22"), Emerson Mountain ‘ West (aka "Peak 21" - 13,085'), Emerson Mountain ‘ East (13,140')
Date: July 17, 2017
Where: Weminuche Wilderness
Trailhead: Endlich Mesa (11,600')
Distance: ~ 17 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 5,000 ft.
Participants: solo
Time: 9 hours

Wandering the Southern Weminuche





Wandering the Southern Weminuche



 Comments or Questions
Monster5

Look.
07/20/2017 09:28
At. Your. Self.


Zambo

Yourself
07/20/2017 09:42
I don't even know how to spell it anymore.

Good work out there dude. The spirit of Zambo musta brought those storms cascading down on you. Now, just don't go do Oso without us. Labor Day.


FireOnTheMountain

On point Cereal Selection
07/20/2017 10:07
Can you please label the state on the route topo, you know, for us non local folk?

Cool outing man!


jbchalk

Slick Sarnelli...
07/20/2017 12:35
...very cool daytrip there, buddy. Glad you rolled out there in the nick of time before those boomers!


Jay521


Wow...
07/21/2017 07:30
17 miles and 5K in 9 hours? You da MAN! ...BTW - love your "essentials"....


dillonsarnelli

haha
07/24/2017 10:14
You're all pretty funny.

Marsters - You can't quote me until you drink a water with me.

Zambo - Spelling is overrated. Is Oso near Yale in Winter?

Abe - Best cereal ever. Hands down. Boise looks as cool as folks talk it up to be!

Chalk - When your arthritis mellows out and your grand kids aren't over, we should get together.

Jay - I say it all the time, but the only MAN is you!

Thanks gang. Was a great day out there!


SurfNTurf

Get
07/24/2017 23:01
off my lawn.


dillonsarnelli

Jeff
07/27/2017 08:02
You don't know it yet, but in August you're coming back in here with me to hit Organ and Amherst from Vallecito as a daytrip.


MtnHub

FABULOUS, Dill!
08/06/2017 11:41
I must have missed this when I was out there a few weeks ago. You've been WAY too quiet lately! Don't you know I go into withdrawal symptoms if I don't read a new report by you every couple of weeks! SUPER pictures as usual. The one of Pk 22 looks like a volcano with the cloud directly above it.


dillonsarnelli

Doug
08/06/2017 18:36
haha. Look at myself. I'm on it. Keep me posted on the 2018 CO 20. Best thing for a bad ankle is to buy a Fitbit and walk 10K+ steps everyday. You got this.



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