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Approaching summit of Vantage Peak # 5226

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Date: 2004.06.03
Vantage Point: From just below the summit of Vantage

Caption: Jennifer Nageli working her way up to the summit , Mount Duke is behind right.

PhotoDescr: I know Jennifer through the BCMC, and was thrilled she was able to join me on a beautiful June day to climb Vantage Peak. Frankly, being a weekend warrior sucks when the weather doesn't cooperate, so when we received a break in the system I knew we had to climb something mid-week (read: I called in sick to work). The Joffre Group never fails to floor me, and this day was no exception. Decent spring conditions and a pretty effortless day were at hand for us, and Jennifer could scope out the conditions on Matier for a trip she's leading in a couple of weeks.

  So why did I pull into my driveway at 1:45am? I had read Andrew Wongs' road report about highway 99 closures a month and a half ago, but completely forgot about the closure between 8pm and midnight. When we pulled up the lady was just in the process of blocking the road, it was 8:14pm. Argghhhh!

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