I got off work a couple hours early, so the intention was to go do Chimera (5.9, PG13) to fill in the hours. Ryan and I got up as far as the base of the Monk before feeling raindrops, so reassessed the situation, took a good look at the storm cloud before us, and decided it would be prudent to bail. Rappelled back down and then ran down the rest of the trail to the cars. Figured a good alternative was to hit Papago for beers and a pretzel. Oh, Two-Hearted, you never tasted so good! Bonus: didn't need to have an Epic to enjoy a little extra time outside!
I've done Hart Route several times, starting 12/o5 ... very enjoyable. Pedrick's 1/1/06.
Where is the "dislike" button?
average hiking speed 0.6 mph
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