Five and a half years had passed since our bear encounter on Taylor Mountain.
We welcomed the New Year atop Granite Mountain in the crisp, albeit subfreezing, air.
This year I managed to rally two friends to help spice up the typically low-key outing.
Some refer to Devils Mountain as a "dumpster dive" destination or the backup of a backup plan.
Pup and I had also climbed the mountain back to back with Dickerman Mountain seven years ago.