On Tuesday I headed out for a day trip up Mount Daniel with Emma. The weather was perfect, the company was great, and the entire day was awesome.
We generally followed the SE Ridge route as described here (Side note: there are some cool new features on summitpost.org – love the new interactive maps!)
It seems that the route is a bit more “scrambly” this year due to the low snow levels. So although we didn’t need ice axes or crampons, we did spend a lot of time on loose messy rock. Mainly just class 2/3, but we paused a couple times to think carefully about our next move.
That said, even the sketchiest looking sections actually weren’t that bad once you got up close. If our trip were an afterschool special, at the end we would look directly at the camera, smile, and say “Just goes to show, you never know until you try!”
Photo dump below. Thank you Emma for a great day in the mountains! Looking forward to the next one!