Half Moon Mountain–A view worthy of the pain

May 29, 2007 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Half Moon Mountain graces the low skyline east of Pinedale, Wyoming. Off-limits to winter hiking because of a grazing elk herd, the peak is ignored in the summer in favor of the high country further east. Ignoring maps (and common sense), Nugget literally dragged Kirk and Judy on a frontal bushwhack assault up the south face on noon, of May 28, 2007. Pikas, marmots, elk droppings were Nuggets incentives to dare 1200ft in a single mile (the descent took the more leisurely eastern route). Spectacular views of the entire Wind River Range (Temple to Glover), the Gros Ventres, the Tetons, the Wyoming Range (Uintahs in clouds) and well-aged Lamburgerhinis was the prize–Summitcheeseburgers consumed on the ACTUAL summit (8700′ +), not the faux summit marked on the maps and with a rock-pile at 8695′.
Half Moon Mountain, WY, Judy, Kirk, Nugget, May 28, 2007

Entry filed under: Wyoming Summits.

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