Davenport Hill Redux July 13, 2008-the 10K Trifecta

July 14, 2008 at 1:15 pm 5 comments

The day started early with a 5 AM pickup at SirloinOfBeef’s house.  We then moved on to pick up FlyingElvis, who was in possession of the necessary Cheeseburgers for our day of bagging summits.   Little did we sense the impending bout of ‘SleepingElvis Deja Vu’.   Upon arriving at Graceland, we noticed that while the porch light was on, the rest of the house was strangely dark.  After repeatedly ringing the doorbell and knocking we resorted to multiple phone calls to Graceland and to the Elvis cell phone.   As I became increasingly agitated by the possibility that we wouldn’t have the all important Cheeseburgers, SirloinOfBeef proudly admitted that he had packed 2 emergency Cheeseburgers.  Is FlyingElvis getting a reputation? Recognizing the futility of further attempts at waking NarcolepticElvis, we hit the road.  Upon realizing that we only had two Cheeseburgers and had the possibility of needing four, we decided to call DeadtotheWorldElvis one last time.  Again no answer, but we decided to leave a message intimating that we had no Cheeseburgers and nothing was open where we could buy a Cheeseburger.  Eventually we recieved a call back from NowIAmAwakeElvis, who promised to meet us at the trail head ASAP.  After a 20 minute wait at the Trail Head, IgnoreAllSpeedLimitsElvis arrived.  We quickly set off on our fourth attempt to find Davenport Hill armed with 8 Cheeseburgers.   From previous attempts we were able to avoid some of our earlier mistakes and head directly towards Davenport Hill.  Oddly as we neared Davenport Hill, SirloinOfBeef eschewed the trail and started bushwacking up a steep rocky slope. ShatteredPelvis and I were both struck by the fact that in each of the failed earlier attempts,  a similar decision had led to arriving on the ridgeline no where near Davenport Hill.  Oh well, what is the worse that could happen?  The necessity of a fifth attempt?  Anyway as we reached the ridgeline a decision was made to hike to the west and thus allow FlyingPelvis to bag Flagstaff Mountain and for all of us to bag North Flagstaff Mountain. 

Cheeseburger on a Stick

After successful summits of both peaks, we turned out attention to the infamous Davenport Hill.  Utilizying our earlier experience of having climbed every peak or bump on the ridgeline (except for Davenport Hill), we were able to hike directly to the peak where we all enjoyed yet another tasty Cheeseburger.  This completed an impressive Trifecta of >10,000 foot peaks for BetterLateThanNeverElvis.  Congratulations to all on the successful completion of the mighty Davenport Hill.

North Flagstaff Mountain 10,561-FlyingElvis, SirloinOfBeef and Wimpy

Flagstaff Mountain 10,427-FlyingElvis

Davenport Hill 10,026-FlyingElvis, SirloinOfBeef and Wimpy


Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. flyingelvis  |  July 14, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    So which Elvis actually gets credit for the peaks? Great post!

  • 2. summitcheese  |  July 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

    NarcolepticElvis. I like that!


  • 3. wimpy  |  July 15, 2008 at 9:31 am

    That’s how I roll

  • 4. Pickles  |  July 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Good job to all hikers.

    Future note re: NarcolepticElvis. Phone calls are ineffective in waking slumbering boy wonder but they do wake up LittleMeTowHead who then keeps BetterHalfElvis up from 5:30am on.

    Second basement window from SE corner of house is head of N.E.’s bed. Feel free to knock next time.

    BaxFactor (his new name) said screw the hikes with no dogs allowed.

  • 5. wimpy  |  July 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    You want to give your male dog a trail handle from a cosmetic company?

    That is truly brutal.


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