August 12-13, 1977
On Friday 8/12/77 eight climbers left Eugene in my van.
After a nine-hour drive we arrived at the trailhead to Lake Ann.
This is about 50 miles east of Bellingham, Washington.
The four mile trail is beautiful tho a bit tiring.
We were met at Lake Ann by three more climbers.
Saturday morn we started climbing at 5:00 a.m.
We finessed up Fisher’s Chimney—cut up crossing Curtis
Glacier—hustled up Hell’s Highway—and pooped out parading
up the Pinnacle.
We were on top by 11:00 a.m., the weather was perfect, so we enjoyed a short
rest and lunch break.
We were back in camp by 5:00 p.m.
After a good night’s rest, we hiked out Sunday morn and drove home.
This was a very fine group of climbers and it was a real pleasure for me even
tho the mountain had gotten bigger and steeper since I last climbed it ten years ago.
Paul & Tom Bascom,
Richard and Robert Scherer