Peak(s):  Bald Mtn A  -  13,684 feet
Date Posted:  06/21/2009
Date Climbed:   06/08/2009
Author:  jesse
 Dancing and howling with a wild Fox under the full moonlight  

We got the the top of Boreas pass around 7pm hiked just above treeline and set up camp.

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Sunset on the Ten Mile range was beautiful.

We were eating and enjoying the full moon right outside of the tent, I looked up and my headlamp illuminated two eyes very close...

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A Fox!

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He dashed off a few feet every time I yelled but would come as close as possible.

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After about 15 minuets of back and forth I got up and tried chase him. He was far to fast to catch and after dancing in circles around each other he took off to the west. He musta been a hungry little guy.

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20 minuets later we had hung the food and were yodeling to create echos, after three or four echos he howled back to us! four times he yelped from the other side of a small ridge. A short time later I heard pitter patter of feet in the darkness and sure enough he was RIGHT beside my head. We yelled and chased him off and called it a night. Awesome little guy!!

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We awoke at 4:00am and dashed up to the saddle trying to catch this cloudy sunrise.

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Lindsay with Boreas Peak in the background.

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Cold mornings make the bear a necessity :-)

Sunrise Pics above treeline are the best!
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We continued up a few small very solid snow slopes towards the first false summit.

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Shadow on snow the stark contrast is enticing.

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We thought that we were so close... nope three false summits on this 13er!

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It was still very early but clouds were forming quickly.

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False summit.

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And another... the wind from the north and west was strong and spectacular!

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Lindsay's 1st Mt!

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Bald Mt! Summit

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We descended quickly in fear of rain and strong winds a few snowfields helped hasten our way down.

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Her face was priceless on the way out the first time she postholed!



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 Comments or Questions
kylerlott

Ummmmm....
06/22/2009 00:23
Wow....interesting?



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