Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's been awhile...

"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." - Robert Louis Stevenson

It's been awhile since I carried a pack, climbed a summit and camped in the mountains.  I didn't realize how much I missed it. 

This past weekend, Eva and I headed out for an overnight climb/hike of Earl and Bean Peaks in the Teanaway Mountains near Rosyln, WA.  The weather was perfect, the views were spectacular and the time that we spent together was full of laughter. 

Bean Creek Crossing - a little too refreshing at 0900.
Ascending the north side of the avalanche gully towards the south ridge of Earl peak.
Higher and higher on the ridge to Earl Peak.
On the south ride saddle before the final ascent to the summit of Earl peak. 
Ascending a short section of steep snow near the summit of Earl.
Me, on the summit of Earl Peak (7036')

Coming down the ridge from the summit from the summit of Earl Peak. 

Home sweet tent on the Earl/Bean ridge.

The rocky ridge between Earl and Bean peaks. 

Scrambling the final chutes to the summit of Bean Peak.


Summit of Bean Peak. 

Our beautiful campsite on the Earl/Bean ridge. 

A great night in the mountains with a great friend!  Thanks for coming, Eva!

Campsite at sunset.

Descending from the ridge into the Bean Creek Basin.