Climb: Mt Persis-West Ridge
Date of Climb: 4/22/2004
I got out of class mid afternoon and got in the car with no destination in mind and the Smoot book. I hadn't been to Persis yet, so Persis it was. Got to the trailstart at 4, feeling a little pressed for time. Maybe it was the lateafternoon light, the perfect spring snow from high ridge on, the solitude, the views, but I really had an enjoyable stomp up the ridge. The views, for a mountain so close, are amazing. Summited at 5:30, knowing I'd be back for Index soon... I would reason this climb will be at its best during the next couple of weeks, then the snow will be gone. I've heard it's a bore, but I HAVE to see the summit of Baring next week...
shoulda brought another cervesa....
....exactly like the book says. The trail takes a squint to find