Mt. Massive 14,421'
06 August 2012
Well, I meant to tackle the non-standard southeast ridge on the ascent, then take the standard east slopes on the descent, but I missed my turn on the way up, so I took the standard route out and back. The southeast ridge didn't really offer any interesting problems; I just thought it'd be fun to get off the beaten path. Maybe next time. As it turned out, I only saw about a dozen folks all day anyways. And besides, I had the summit all to myself during my brief stay at 14,421 feet. Fourteen 14ers down; I'm on my way now!