September 9, 2015

After a long month of working on summits in the Tenmile Range, Pat Johnson and I were both on the verge of completing the range’s peaks over 13,000 ft. With a clear and sunny day ahead of us we departed the trailhead above Montgomery Reservoir and onward towards Mt. Fletcher. After gaining the saddle between Fletcher and Quandary we quickly made our way to the summit. This marked my completion of summiting every peak over 13,000 ft. in the Tenmile Range in less than a year.

After a quick celebratory beer at the summit we made our way towards Drift Peak. Jeff Kepler and I previously summited this peak in late May which rewarded us with some fun turns. A quick hike down to it’s saddle and we were onto our scramble toward Drift’s summit. The traverse brought a few thoughtful maneuvers but in general was very straightforward. After a quick stay on the top of Drift Peak we were on our way back towards Fletcher and into the valley.