Mt. Stuart Climb

September, 2014

Subi
Subi meet up at Esmerelda. Allons-y!
Up
Up and up we go
And
And up
Esmerelda
Esmerelda Basin
Finally,
Finally, our objective is in sight
Ingalls
Ingalls Way Trail
Clay
Clay is happy to be experiencing an alpine environment
Stuart
Stuart Creek
Ingalls
Ingalls Lake
Stopping
Stopping for a breather and to watch the baby mountain goats
Pollen
Pollen
Fairies
Fairies live here, probably a troll or two
Hey
Hey goat!
Sapphire
Sapphire Express
A
A classic Mexican standoff
Goat
Goat babies are everywhere
Watching
Watching the reverse sunset to the East
Goodnight,
Goodnight, goats!
Milkyway
Milkyway arm
Supermoon
Supermoon lighting the whole valley
Early
Early wakeup call
Hiking
Hiking with the sun
Mel
Mel scopes out the approach
Ready
Ready to rock and roll
The
The second continuous gully
Clay
Clay checks out a potential notch
We've
We've officially left the ground behind
Succulents
Succulents thriving in this rocky gully
Polkadots
Polkadots and moonbeams
Mel
Mel scrambles up a chimney
Last
Last pitch of 4th class
Sunlight
Sunlight is a welcome addition to the party
Clay
Clay on one of many ledges
Roping
Roping up for a sketchy bit around this corner
Mel
Mel in her thinking pose
A
A rare photo of me in the mountains
At
At the summit block
Time
Time to rope and ride
Clay
Clay and Keith on the West Ridge proper
Mel
Mel on the final belay ledge
Kevin
Kevin on the final belay ledge
Mel
Mel on the summit
Clay
Clay and Keith post summit salmon
The
The whole team
Blue
Blue team summit photo
Clay
Clay and his ledge affinity
I
I do imagine a vast and endless ocean
Surveying
Surveying the scree field
Scrambling
Scrambling below the false summit
Clay
Clay scouts the way
Dusk
Dusk
Dinner
Dinner on Keith's Stone
Saturday
Saturday Sunset
Cascadian
Cascadian Couloir
Slide
Slide
It's
It's me again!
Purple
Purple pollen
Field
Field and Stream
We
We found the descent spa
Time
Time to head back up to Longs Pass
And
And up
And
And up!
Hey
Hey there's broccoli up here
The
The whole gang
Down
Down we go
Down,
Down, down, down
Closing
Closing ceremonies