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Sun, Jul 13 2014 - St. Joseph Peak (View Original Event Details)

Coordinator(s): Laurel R. Vielle, Tim Sharp
Participants:Laurel R. Vielle, Tim Sharp, Brian Kennedy, Ken McDermott, Dell Meuchel, Carly Hohf, Denise Davies, Gail Meuchel, Larry Hiller, Greg Notess, Jedly, Bret Doucett

Write Up:
At 7:30 the morning of the climb, 11 chipper climbers started up the trail which led to Little St. Joe and St. Joseph, the goal for the day. We all knew it was going to be a scorcher so we gritted our teeth and got through the steepest and hottest portion of the trail during the cooler morning hours. We grunted up the 2.8 miles and 3062 feet of elevation gain to reach the 9033' summit of Little St. Joe. We were treated to nice views, a brief rest and the first sight of our main objective, St. Joseph peak. We then made our way over a broken ridge line, losing elevation in the process, to the main peak. We all pitched in to find the route to the summit as this was the exploratory portion of the climb. On the 9587' summit we were treated to gorgeous views, a lunch break and good conversation. For the way down we split into two groups, one group descending the way we came up and the other taking a more exciting way down. After 11 hours, 9.7 miles and 5047' feet of elevation gain, the group was treated to a well-deserved and delicious tailgate party. It was an excellent day with an excellent group.



Have some photos from this event that you'd like to share in our photo album? Please forward them to Tim Anderson at twamontana@gmail.com. Please note that we prefer to receive the photos in approximately 640x480 or 750x500 pixels - do NOT send original high-res photos. If you have a LOT of photos, please submit up to twenty of your favorites (only) for a day event, or up to forty of your favourites for a multi-day event. Thank you.




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