Wednesday, November  20, 2019
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Mount Skylight
Couldn't find the summit sign on top, even though I looked around for a bit. Still, we were definitely at the highest point on the highest 'bump' of Cliff. +7C on the summit in February! Amazing.
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Andrew and Caro on summit
Looking for sign...
Markus and Caro on Summit
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From summit to base
Accelerating our descent.
Efficiency Experiments
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Strange Warm Winter bug life
Henderson's Calamity
The momument at Calamity Pond
Regarding the monument you see pictured above: David Henderson (a miner in the early 1800s), his son, and a guide were scouting for reasons associated with the Tahawus mine when they reached a small pond inhabited by some ducks. Henderson handed his gun to Cheney to shoot the birds, but he didn't get a shot off. Returning the firearm to Henderson, Henderson put it in his backpack, which he soon set on a rock. The gun went off, fatally wounding Henderson. The pond was named Calamity Pond, and the stream flowing through it became known as Calamity Brook. The monument you see at right was placed at the spot where Henderson lost his life; it was sledded in several winters after the accident. more information available here.
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A real ghost town
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Cliff Mountain Winter Route - click map to view

Hike Data Summary
Start Time:
Start Elevation:
1771ft (540m) *
End Time:
Max Elevation:
3990ft (1216m) *
Min Elevation:
1771ft (540m) *
18.62 km (11.57 mi)
End Elevation:
1801ft (549m) *
Average Speed:
2.6 km/hr (1.6 mph)
* : +/ 75 feet
Elevation Profile over Distance
Elevation profile over time
Annotated Topo Map of Hike
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