|Peak:||Eureka Mountain A (13er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||06/29/2022|
Started the morning hiking down from Mt. Adams and thought I would head a few basins north. I had read up on the pass and accepted that it was going to be a long day (adding on 12 extra miles RT). But hey, the weather looked promising.
Met a man hiking down from Hermit and Rito Alto. He reminded me that I should start posting on here. Thanks Osprey!
The ridge walk from Hermit to Eureka had fun rock and wildflowers the whole way. It was also quite enjoyable to yell "Yahoo!" on top of Yahoo Mtn. (wouldn't you?)
On the way down I met a man from Kentucky that was driving up to Horseshoe Lake to do some kayaking. Earlier in the day he had tried his luck on Como Lake Road, but was unsuccessful driving up it, so he opted for Hermit Pass instead. He passed me again on the road down and I asked if anyone was up there when he was kayaking. He said "no one up there cept muskrats".
Got down to the car by 7pm making it a 9 hr venture with plenty of type 2 moments. Definitely bringing a MTB next time or a friend with a lift kit...
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