A New Year’s Resolution on City Creek Peak

January 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm 2 comments

Has the excessive drinking and eating associated with the holiday season left you feeling tired, out-of-shape, overweight? Are the short winter days and the frigid temperatures keeping you indoors? Make a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise this year – and start it out with a sack of Cheeseburgers and a winter ascent of a local peak. As everyone knows, the path to fitness travels directly past the grill and requires the sustenance provided by a hearty meat and cheese sandwich.

On today’s ascent, fryingelvis and sirloinofbeef brought along a pair of drunken Cheeseburgers. Two all-beef burgers topped with onions and mushrooms that had been sauted in butter and deglazed with dry vermouth. Topped with a reduced fat, smoke flavor-added, provolone cheese they provided the necessary energy for a beginning-of-the-year, springboard-to-fitness hike. The burgers had been microwaved just prior to leaving the house but the combination of 10 degree temperatures and slow hiking produced an ice-cold Cheeseburger breakfast. Fortunately the burger meat had been mixed with bread crumbs prior to cooking so no teeth were lost during the meal.

The target was City Creek Peak, which was the (unsummitted) target of the last hike of 2007 (see previous post). A slight error in navigation had resulted in an ascent of nearby Lime Peak. Learning from the previous hike, flyingpelvis and sirloinof beef headed straight for City Creek Peak like a laser beam. A series of false summits turned a trickle of whine from fryingpelvis into a raging torrent. We ventured on through the 10 degree heat and knee-high snowdrifts to the radio/TV towers at the summit of City Creek Peak. Fortification with drunken Cheesburgers spurred us on to a rapid descent back to the car – and just in time to make it to work that morning!

City Creek Peak, UT

sirloinofbeef, flyingelvis


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

Winter Summit of Lime Peak (or how not to summit City Creek Peak) 12/28/2007 I left my Cheeseburger Summit in San Francisco

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nugget  |  January 5, 2008 at 11:47 am

    You telling me that the “no whining” resolution only lasted 2 days? Pelvis must be contemplating a new website: pedicurecheeseburgers

  • 2. flyingelvis  |  January 12, 2008 at 8:42 am

    It was 2+ days – the kike was on the 3rd! pay – attention to the details man! The Site you deride is under construction and will appeal to a new “market” of summiteers! I haven’t quite figured out how we (beyond these two sites) are going to capture the remaining 99.9999999% of the market. I am working on it.


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