Saturday, August 22, 2009
Rob and I needed to climb a mountain, so we picked Cumulus Mountain. So, on 6/20/09 we cranked our way to the summit and back in 6 hours and 50 minutes. As with any backcountry Alaskan adventure, the weather plays a crucial factor in success or failure. Rob and I relied exclusively on precision orienteering skills to reach Bombardment Pass. Without our trusted map and compass, I am sure we would have walked in circles or never made it out of Ram Valley. Just as we approached Bombardment Pass, God must have decided he watched our stumbling long enough--the thick fog lifted and visibility was increased to almost 100%. Climbing mountains is definitely "easier" when you can see!