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Black Tusk - Northwest Side # 7308

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Date: 2005.09.02
Vantage Point: From the ridge leading to the Microwave towers

Caption: The impressive (and rotten!) Black Tusk NW side

PhotoDescr: I finally took the time to climb the Tusk, one of those peaks that people just have to hit. It's such an impressive landmark, and I knew I had to do it some day. Heading to Gun Lake for the weekend, I had Friday off and left before the rest of my friends, with intentions of climbing the Tusk and then meeting them at Gun Lake later. The Tusk is even more impressive the closer you get, and the scenery that surrounds it once on top is just as inspiring. Unsettled weather was starting to clear out, though the wind had a definite bite to it. Nobody else was on top when I summitted, though two others were apparently about to start up the chimney just after I went up but never arrived on top. This photo was taken on my way back to the Microwave Towers road, as the sun was starting to poke out more, and it highlighted the Tusk nicely. The Bishop's Mitre is the sharp pointy spire just left of and below the true summit, which is separated from the main summit area by a deep notch.

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