Let’s get right to it and talk about how hard the Tripyramids are if you opt for the Mount Tripyramid Loop.
Then another slide.
I’m happy to have made it through on Sunday.
We saw a few people on the Livermore Road and no one else until the second summit. Now I know why: only crazy people would hike that loop with the conditions we had on Sunday.
The slide was long – a hundred miles – or so it seemed. Foot placement was questionable at every step.
About halfway up the North Slide, I saw footprints going off to the left, out of the wind and ice, I took it. My hiking partner chose to go right up the slide.
After what seemed like a lifetime, the slide ended, we were out of the wind and back into the safety of the trees. Life was good again.
Then as we got to Middle Tripyramid we saw our first hiker. All four of us were happy to see humans.
We continued on the loop in bliss that the remainder would be fun and delightful.
We both envisioned laughter and happiness and storytelling. Then the South Slide became steeper and longer.
Miraculously, the wind died down, the views opened up and we were off the slide, back in the woods and then shortly, a dirt path.
The 4,000 footers are no joke these days. Mid-Winter Conditions. I say.
Be prepared. Turn back if you feel uncomfortable and unprepared.
If it wasn’t for the fact that we were prepared, we were in great physical shape, we had food and water, we had the 10 Essentials, I would not have continued.
Be safe out there friends. Don’t take chances. Love the one you’re with LOL.
Three more peaks until I reach my only reachable goal in 2020. Damn you Kinsmans. Please don’t be the death of me.