"Why would anyone ever bother with those two "peaks"?! Driving 5-6 hours round trip from YYC just to hike up a bump with no clear summit and likely very muted views? Meh."
Ah yes. Irony is a concept I'm extremely familiar with in this bizarre and strange year of the Covid. 😐 As it turns out, with my ankle still healing after a bad sprain at the end of September and an unseasonably warm November and December Well Site Mountain somehow ended up on the agenda for Wietse and I on Saturday, December 5th - Sinterklaas for all the Dutchies out there. And here I was, slogging up a front range bump that never really inspired me, even after reading others' trip reports on it.
[photo]1approachroad.jpg[caption]Hiking the ranch road towards Well Site (L) and Hat (R) mountains. At this point wishing I had my bike![/photo]
As we walked up a very dry Ya Ha Tinda Ranch Road I was far from happy. I knew that I should be biking this road rather than walking it and despite expecting a dry road, I still left the bike at home in my garage for some reason. Funny how such a simple task seems like too much on a Friday night but a few hours later I couldn't for the life of me figure out why the heck we didn't just throw... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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