September 25, 2015

With a beautiful Friday free for both Pat “Perry” Johnson and I, a stroll around some Front Range 13ers seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. T-shirt weather in the alpine doesn’t come around too often this late in the season and we relished the warm weather all day. We made our way from Peru Creek to the summit of Mt. Edwards and then we were off to Argentine Peak. After a quick break at the summit we headed to Mt. Wilcox via its rolling ridge. Descending from its summit and we were off to Square Top Mountain A.

The miles were starting to add up and it looked like this one would end up being a great training hike for both of us. After a quick hike back up the ridge to Argentine Peak we descended down some dicey terrain and back to the trail leading to Peru Creek. Perry and I covered a large amount of vertical and miles that day. We were happy to push ourselves and knew that days like this would pay off when we were back on our splitboards in a month or two.