Sunday, August 15th, 2004

Sawtooth Ridge Traverse (by Allen and Steve)

No, I was not on this trip…it was just too hardcore for me. Allen and Steve attempted it and finished a good half of the traverse, but they ran out of time. From what I heard, the approach took 6 hours. The heavy packs they were carrying made moderate climbs at the high altitude feel much harder. They were lucky that they didn’t get rained on when they were climbing, but the clouds surrounding them (note: not above them) looked threatening throughout the trip.