CMC’s Inaugural Ascending Hike Series is well underway, and the latest adventure, Roxborough State Park’s Carpenter Peak, was conquered by all participants. Learn about the benefits of getting involved in the series before it comes to a close.
Classic pre-dawn morning start. On the trail by 04:00 to climb the gully. The advantage of doing it this way is you do not have to look up at what you are climbing. By day, it is a miserable little gully, both up and down. But at night, it just feels like a steep ascent on sketchy dirt and rock. Crawling along the solid gully wall was the best way. Another reason for an early start is the weather. In our case, weather would be our friend all day long.