Heinz and I have been wanting to summit Lone Peak since 2010, when we were backpacking and had plans to summit, but got deralled by rain and lightening. So finally, we got to the top, without too much fuss.
We decided to hike Lone Peak, kind of on a whim. On Saturday morning a few weekends ago, Heinz was like, were doing Lone Peak. Alright with me. We decided that we would hike from the most popular route, which is from the Jacobs Ladder Trailhead. For one, it cuts a couple miles off this 12 mile round trip hike, which is kind of a no brainer. (Side note: There is NOT A WATER source on this route so pack at least a 100fl. oz. per person, or better yet, a gallon.)
After a mile of easy hiking on a very popular mountain bike trail, you hike straight up. STEEP is the name of the game for the next 2miles or so. I was trying out some new trail shoes and was so happy that they stood up to the loose dirt and steep terrain.
Shot by Heinz
On the ridge. Just a hope, skip, and scramble away.
We took a slightly different way down, but adventure-filled non the less.