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Dani
Jasper's Mom



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Dani
Jasper's Mom
PostWed Oct 30, 2013 10:14 am 
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While Jasper and Tom have been up Earl Peak several times each, I had only been twice before. Once on a cloudy, cold and blustery June day and again a few years ago on a clear, but windy day. When GeoTom suggested we go there before the weather turned I agreed, as long as it wasn't one of his 'Epic' 3:00 am starts.

We had the trail and the mountain to ourselves all day, with very little wind and only a couple small snow patches on the trail. It was cold in the morning shade, but fairly comfortable once we hit the saddle and got into the sun. The crossing of Bean Creek was easy, but GeoTom decided to rock hop without his trekking poles. He slipped and fell, but only got one foot and leg a little wet and didn't reinjure his knee too badly. He decided to use trekking poles on the way back.  rolleyes.gif

Same stats as always, whatever they are. Tom keeps track of those details while I prefer to simply enjoy the views along the trail. Speaking of, here are some of our photos:

Fall hikers
Fall hikers
The Duke and the Jester. Which one is which?
The Duke and the Jester. Which one is which?
Watchful dog
Watchful dog
Hikers heading up Earl
Hikers heading up Earl
Jasper and Dani on Earl
Jasper and Dani on Earl
Earl summit pano
Earl summit pano
Bean Creek basin from the summit
Bean Creek basin from the summit
Dani and Jasper all smiles
Dani and Jasper all smiles
The whole family
The whole family
The Duchess of Earl
The Duchess of Earl
"No, you may not have a piece of this bar"
"No, you may not have a piece of this bar"
Stick!
Stick!

Full flickr set: Earl Peak; October 29, 2013

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Yana
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PostWed Oct 30, 2013 11:19 am 
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Dani wrote:
The crossing of Bean Creek was easy, but GeoTom decided to rock hop without his trekking poles. He slipped and fell, but only got one foot and leg a little wet and didn't reinjure his knee too badly.

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Did you tell him that if that was his Jester attempt, it wasn't funny?  dizzy.gif

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GaliWalker
Have camera will use



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GaliWalker
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PostWed Oct 30, 2013 12:22 pm 
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The "Watchful dog" photo is really nice. up.gif

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