Two-out-of-three Ain’t Bad

November 19, 2006 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Failure is hard to admit, especially when the goal was so noble. The chance to bag the world famous “Perkins Peak” named for none other than Marlin Perkins (of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom fame), who claims the first ascent of this alpine aerie on the famous Wasatch Whortleberry Expedition (history still debates whether Marlin or Jim first stood on the lofty summit). So close, yet so far away.
Nevertheless, we shall be remembered for the many accomplishments of the fine morning of November 19. John, Paul, Kirk, accompanied by Sadie-the-Wonderdog trudged through snow,brush, and crumbling rock, westward along the ridge from Little Mountain Summit to the mighty “Dale” peak (7376′) to enjoy 3 buffalo/garlic/Grana Padano Summitcheeseburgers and a fine few of the Wasatch, the valleys/ranges to the west, and the famous Perkins Peak towering above. In a rare show of sanity, we agreed that the assault on Perkins must await another day and opted for a diversionary attack on the underappreciated “Little Mountain” (7032′). Success and three more burgers awaited us a mud-filled hour later.
Total for the day–6 Summitcheeseburgers; 2 new summits; fine time had by all

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