The Fearsome Foursome – Wolverine, Tuscarora, Sunset, and Pioneer

July 31, 2006 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

Well, this was a great one. Paul, John, Patrick, Georges, and Nils started at a leisurely 9:40 am on Sunday, July 30, 2006. We parked at the Silver Lake visitors center, and within minutes were propositioned by two blondes on the boardwalk with “Hi guys, would you like a Red Bull?” After further burdening our packs with the 8.3 ounce beverage, we continued past the far side of Silver Lake, then up the trail to Twin Lakes for spectacular views of the full reservoir and Wolverine Cirque. We continued upwards on the SolBright trail, passing near the top of Solitude’s Summit chair, then on to the ridge between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. From this point, it was up, then along the crumbled rock ridge of Wolverine Cirque to Mount Wolverine. Along the Wolverine Cirque ridge, one could see the drops where Jamie Pierre and other skiing crazies hurl themselves. Cheeseburgers were consumed on the top of Wolverine Peak by John and Patrick; Georges feigned superiority while gumming a brie sandwich. We forgive Georges; he made some tough choices to stay in the boys choir for an extra three years.

We continued on the ridge to Mount Tuscarora where additional Cheeseburgers were consumed and an additional peak was claimed by John, Patrick and Paul; the rest of us enjoyed beautiful views of lakes Mary and Catherine. A discussion ensued whether a minimum time period must elapse before an individual is eligible to gain credit for an additional Cheeseburger peak; negotiations are planned for this Tuesday. At this point, it was down to Catherine Pass, then an aerobic blast up the very sandy south trail to Sunset Peak where a Cheeseburger was consumed by Nils. We dropped down the north side of Sunset Peak, continuing our counter clockwise circumnavigation of Lake Mary, then back up to Pioneer Peak where the final Cheeseburgers were consumed by John and Patrick. Once the disgusting gluttony concluded, we continued to the Brighton ski resort, down to the parking lot, and were back to the car at about 2:10 PM. A thoroughly good time was had by all.

Wolverine (10,735 ft.) / John, Patrick

Tuscarora (10,486 ft.) / John, Patrick, Paul

Sunset (10,522 ft.) / Nils

Pioneer (10,354 ft.) / John, Patrick


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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To encourage, enable, and document the consumption of a Cheeseburger on every summit on earth.
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