Bighorn Ridge. 6/8 thru 6/9/2013
Adan and I reached the Icehouse Canyon trailhead at roughly 8PM, leaving us to climb the ~7 miles and ~3500′ to Bighorn Ridge entirely in the dark. Lights were only needed in a few short stretches, leaving us happily soaking in the darkness, night sky, and wind. We reached the ridge at around 11PM, whipped by winds- drinking beer, eating, and watching the city lights from 8200′. Discussing life and illness and family and children and all the big things that it helps to have a friend for…finally turning in at around 1AM to a bivy in the dirt, awakened four short hours later by first light creeping from the east. Coffee, snacks, laying in the wind and morning sun as the sky brightened, eventually back at the car by 9AM. As good a reason as one can have to maintain a simple kit and be ready to be out the door in less than 10 minutes.