|Hiking||13.96 Miles|| 8 Hrs 25 Mns ||1.66 mph|
|4,837 ft AEG|
|Met Karl at Peralta. That was fun! Good flow in 5 crossings. Only h/c trucks were making it through. Left a truck and drove back around to First Water, where the instagram massacre was in full swing. It's a rare day I'm happy to deal with the shyteshow in Siphon, but it was def better than the reverse. Good water flow in the draw the whole way. It was a river, and there were plenty of falls feeding it from all sides above.|
Reached the top and skipped both 24 and the board. The forecast completely failed, as it got more and more cloudy, socked in, windy, and chillier than planned. And still, a beautiful day! I could not believe how much water there was on the ridgeline. Where does it come from? I can see the highpoint 12 feet on my left and still there's a steady stream of water flowing down!
Good time going across, knocking down countless useless cairns along the way (plenty of helpful ones were unharmed!) Are the people who build them stupid, or do they think everybody else is stupid? Or do they build them out of boredom? Got into a fun argument with some folks at heiro who apparently would not have been able to find the saddle, nor the canyon, without a pile of rocks! (Other) Kyle has anger management issues. Lol.
Enjoyed a beer on 5057 as the sun tried to make an appearance and the wind had given us a break. Over at the Carney Saddle we met up with Patrick and Justin and decided to skip the Robbers Dacite route back, instead going straight down. There were a couple of great waterfalls here too, including one that was easily 250 feet. Would have been impressive to see yesterday.
Supes in rare form today. Glad to have spent a few hours out there. Thanks for helping shuttle Karl!
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