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Training for Shasta — Santa Fe Baldy attempt, 26 May 2014

The post is a little long but I saw interesting things…

I didn’t summit but it was a blast. Weather ran the gamut: sunshine, fog, snow, groppel, hail, rain, and of course, lots of thunder and lightning.

Wilderness Gate selfie in the fog.

Wilderness Gate selfie in the fog.

The always gorgeous Rio Nambe.

The always gorgeous Rio Nambe.

Curious chipmunk.

Curious chipmunk.

The intersection of Windsor and Skyline trails -- about 4.5 miles in.

The intersection of Windsor and Skyline trails — about 4.5 miles in.

Weather looking iffy.

Weather looking iffy.

The goal.

The goal.

Then this -- no more goal.

Then this — no more goal.

Large sections of Skyline still look like this.

Large sections of Skyline still look like this.

Gray Jay enjoying someone's discarded pit.

Gray Jay enjoying someone’s discarded pit.

There's a fungus among us!

There’s a fungus among us!

Blurry squirrel -- sucker is fast!

Blurry squirrel — sucker is fast!

Deadwood -- the Nikon AW100 has a nice "High Contrast B&W" filter.

Deadwood — the Nikon AW100 has a nice “High Contrast B&W” filter.

A *very* popular pine tree.

A *very* popular pine tree.

Aspens against the clouds.

Aspens against the clouds.

Ptarmigan -- I'd never seen one in the Sangre De Cristos before.

Ptarmigan — I’d never seen one in the Sangre De Cristos before.

I'm big.  Look at my tail feathers and be afraid!

I’m big. Look at my tail feathers and be afraid!

Almost out after getting hailed on again.

Almost out after getting hailed on again.