Summitcheese is Going to the Birds

October 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm 1 comment

Inspired by OldBull and ColdFusion’s dramatic ascent of Signal Mountain we decided to do the same. However; instead of driving to the summit we opted for a hike on a trail. Starting from the Coulter Bay campground we started on the trail up. Sirloinofbeef had glanced at a map beforehand and estimated a hike of “about a mile” each way. Not too hard for a crew containing a 5, 6, and 7-year old.

Start of the Trail

About half a mile into the hike we came upon a trail junction with the option of following the Ponds trail or the Ridge trail. Curiously, both trails were 2.5 miles to the summit of Signal Mountain. Huh? Did sirloinofbeef miscalculate the distance? Why, of course, would you expect anything different?

We chose the so-called Ponds trail, but only saw one pond on the way up. Most of the trail looks to the east but periodically we got glimpses of the Tetons to the west. After 3+ miles of hiking we found the top and pulled out the Cheeseburgers.

The Boys

Six Cheeseburgers, six hikers – that should be enough. BarBarJinks held out a burger for the money shot and just after the photo was taken a bird swooped down and grabbed the top bun of the burger and knocked the rest to the ground. If the bird had gotten the whole burger it would have been the first avian Cheeseburger Summiteer. So close!

Cheeseburger-eating Jay

The remaining Cheeseburgers were quickly dispatched (to avoid the dive-bombing birds) and sirloinofbeef was elected to run down the trail to retrieve the car and pick up the tired hikers from the summit. Nice views, great hike, pesky birds.

Signal Mountain, WY – DinoBoy, Splasher, BarBarJinks, MadeMarion, EsterLinkage, and a bird (almost)


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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