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Tuesday, August 29 – “Day 4”
Ian's Trip Log - Tuesday, August 29 - "Day 4"
Today wasn’t so bad! It was more or less a rest day, but we did climb from Luna Lake to Luna Col to camp there. It was 2 ish miles with 3k ft of gain? Still some solid work. We got caught climbing some cliffs early on… I wanted to find the right route which was less steep, but not visible (around a ridge). Kristian wanted to check higher… and higher… until it was too late. We found a ledge and put on harnesses and I led up the rock, made an anchor on a solid bush, then belayed Kristian up while he hauled up the packs. It was silly we did that, but actually kind of fun to use the trad gear we brought and build a backcountry anchor system. We made it up to Luna Col around 3pm (slept in til 8:30 and left camp at Luna Lake about 10am). We relaxed for a bit, then unpacked the tent, left a lot of gear in the tent, and did a day pack to Luna Peak – saw an amazing sunset there! Came back and ate dinner, now we’re going to bed. Tomorrow we’ll try to get to Big Beaver Trail… It’s a big descent, but if we make it there we’ll be in good shape to get out on Friday (when most food runs out).
Food: 4/9 Mountain House meals, 1/5 granola bars, 2/5 trail mix bags (I’m so sick of trail mix!!!), 3/7 oatmeals, 1/2 banana chips, apricots, cranberries, most: choco espresso beans, none: jerky. REST DAY!