July 27, 2002
Bless your luck Ed.
This is the second year in a row that everybody that signed up,
showed up, and on time!
Maybe it’s my dark reputation for leaving at exactly 6:05:00.
A great start with perfect weather all day made this climb special.
It’s possible this rosy statement may be questioned?
As usual, I rambled confidently cross-country from Marie lake, and ended
up on the Pacific Crest Trail!
Way east of the route.
No problem, a small back track and climb; the right ridge
from the wrong side.
Considering the number of times I have done this route, I can only say, what?
(Plead nice variation)
We still made the summit in 4 hrs 15 min.
The rest of the climb was uneventful.
A very good day with added hate for scree.
On the way down I paid more attention and hit Marie Lake pin on at the east side.
The group had a nice swim or wade, and got chewed by mosquitos.
The beautiful cars came into view at 5:30.
All summited except Rod Wood.
Climbers were Morgan Koudelka, Bob Mason, Rod Wood, Jon Day,
and Ed Lovegren, leader.