The crowds, the traffic, *sigh*.
I really wanted to avoid the big popular spots, the Eastern Sierra, Yosemite etc.
I am spoiled, since I have no regular work schedule in the summer months, I can pretty much make any weekend a long weekend if I want. So Teresa and I decided to make it a "regular" weekend, and do a long weekend next weekend, when everyone else is back to their normal schedule.
On Saturday we went climbing out a Chilkoot lake. It was hot, and really not the best spot to bring the dog. The climbing was ok, but my motivation was low, so we really didn't get in very many routes. I'll have to go back sometime when its not so hot out.
|Teresa and Penny examine Chilkoot Lake|
|Teresa works out the tricky start to a 5.10b at the Half-day dome.|
|Route up Empire Mt.|
|Hiking up towards Timber Gap|
|A snowy Farewell Gap|
|Sawtooth peak and Monarch Lakes|
|Bottom of the West face|