The Incredible Hulk in the high sierra of California has been on my radar for a long time. This summer I finally got the the opportunity to check it out. I joined up with Jeff at the Bridgeport Ranger Station in the evening and bivied in the parking lot. Jeff got up early and moved his pad and sleeping bag to in front of the door and fell back asleep. We weren't taking any chances since it's first come first serve for permits. While waiting for the station to open we had the pleasure of meeting Trevor and Emily who are also desert tower connoisseurs and heading to climb the hulk. That afternoon Jeff and I hiked in and set up camp below the Hulk. Jeff's long time friend Tony was coming in the next day so we climbed Positive Vibrations while it was just Jeff and I . I've noticed a trend with Jeff were he underestimates his abilities and then crushes when it's game time. Positive Vibrations was no different. Before the climb he had his doubts but when he was on route he made it look easy.
|Jeff on the crux of Positive Vibrations|
|Summit shot after Red Dihederal|
|Jeff on the final pitch of the 3rd Pillar of Dana|
|Elise on the crux of OZ.|
It's always great to see Bill and Elise. Unfortunetly, Bill's feet weren't feeling great so while Elise and I climbed OZ on Drug Dome he hung out with Jeff at Tenaya Lake. OZ was a great route even if I did feel like Bill and Jeff had sandbagged us a little bit.
|Jeff on Fairview Dome.|
What a great trip, made better by old friends and new friends!