Wish Slam + Gray Peak / 欲望滿貫+灰峯

Kodak moment on Oval Peak
Kodak moment on Oval Peak

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The Lowdown on Wish Slam

Wish Slam = Star Peak + Courtney Peak + Oval Peak

Access: Wolf Creek Trailhead
Round Trip: TBD
Elevation Range: 3920′-8795′

Gear: helmet, crampons
GPS Track: available

Overview of the Wish Slam

Last week we climbed Rooster Mountain (The Ark) close to home. So this weekend, I thought we’d give Wish Slam a trip. Aka Star Peak, Courtney Peak, and Oval Peak. In the end, this trip turned out to be the most physically exhausting and challenging for the pups. But we all managed to hike to camp and climbed three peaks on day one. Then we climbed one peak on day two on the way out.

It was another weekend with gorgeous and hot weather. Gray Peak was an option, but I couldn’t resist climbing it after seeing its proximity from Courtney Peak. The pups and I were low on energy after climbing Star Peak and Courtney Peak. So we took a power nap on the latter. Then later we got to Gray Peak summit just as the sun was setting. Then we scrambled back to camp after dark in the early evening.

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Oval Peak Plus Outro

Oval Peak took us the longest to climb. It involved the longest approach of all four high points we climbed in the last two days. I must’ve put the pups through hell as they slept through our group photo session. We couldn’t stay too long at the top because of the heat and the lack of trees for shading.

Good thing we left our packs by the junction before heading up to Oval Peak. There was no way the black lab would want to carry his backpack to the top and back.

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One more slam down!

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