I was able to get out and guide a little bit at the end of June. Tim has been coming out for years and we always have a great time. As he had done last year, he was bringing along 3 friend so I brought along Bill. The plan always starts out big. Like we are going to climb everything in the area in 2 days big. Usually it might get pared down a little bit, but this year it go pared down a bunch. Luckily it was still and great trip. We hiked up Noname Basin and set up camp at around 10,900'. Just before dark Rodger yells, "a marmot stole my boot!" Sure enough. We spent the next thirty minutes searching the area with headlamps until Bill finally spotted it halfway down Marmot hole. Luckily it was still functional.
Looking up Noname toward Knife Point and Jagged
The next morning we hiked up to Jagged Pass and decided to change plans and climb Leviathan instead of Jagged. Then ontop of Leviathan, we decided we might as well climb Vallecito Peak too.
Although we bailed on our primary objective of Jagged, we still got two great peaks and had a great time. Jared had been struggling with blisters since day one, so on day three I took him out while everyone else climbed Knife Point.
Short break before the last mile to camp.
As usual, it's hard to have a bad trip in the mountains when you are with great people!