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Alpine Assault

Postby 7mmfan » 07 13, 2020 •  [Post 1]

My Dad and I went for a major alpine hike this weekend. Took the same ridge we did back in May when we encountered a ton of snow. There was still a lot of snow, far more than normal for this time of year. I had a goal of making it to a particular alpine basin to glass for deer. We made it, but the basin was still basically snowed in. We also didn't get there until 2:00 so any animals that may have been there were likely bedded down. We did however have the good fortune to glass up A BUNCH of bears on an adjacent ridge. All in all it was a great day in the mountains, lots of exercise, fresh air, critters, and learned a lot about this area.

Totals for the day:
Bears: 6; 3 Black, 2 Chocolate, 1 Blonde
Miles: 13.2
Elevation gain: 4300"
Hours: 9.4 hours on the move\
Beers consumed at home after: 3
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Postby 7mmfan » 07 13, 2020 •  [Post 2]

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Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 13, 2020 •  [Post 3]

Nice trip and pics!!!
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Postby Swede » 07 14, 2020 •  [Post 4]

The picture of you and your dad look like before and after. You can see a lot of what you will look like in the future. Anyway great pictures.
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Postby 7mmfan » 07 14, 2020 •  [Post 5]

Swede wrote:The picture of you and your dad look like before and after. You can see a lot of what you will look like in the future. Anyway great pictures.


I agree, definitely father and son.
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