I have to admit that I got a little wrecked doing the half marathon and the 3 day Kennicott Lakina trip back to back...and then going straight to work on little sleep, working a bunch of long days in a row took its toll....but when I woke up Saturday morning to a blue bird day, it had been over a week since I had been out to play, and I knew I had to go do something fun.
Although Pioneer Peak is a repeat in my life I don't care. I love this trail, the views, and the ridge to the top. The last few times I've done this hike I've gotten hosed with white out conditions at the top....I'm a sucker for a good view.
The Ridge to Pioneer Peak
Its pretty funny that you have to climb about 3,000 feet before you can even see the peak your heading too....it looks so far away from down below...but its just an illusion.
Looking Down from the Top