I went up to Poser Mtn. today. Unlike last time, I expect to get my one whole point (actually it's 2). You see, I packed up and left the summit with only three contacts the last time. Although I “activated” the summit, I didn’t get the points because I only had 3 contacts. For some reason I thought I only needed 3 (instead of 4) and I was in a time crunch. The last time I was up there, the wind was really blowing and I’m hoping to avoid that today. One other interesting factoid is that I was on this peak exactly two years to the day! Creepy!
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I took my time getting out of the house and left about 9AM. It’s about a 45 minute drive and I planned a two hour hike. From the road to the summit is only about 1 mile (see my route here)... but it’s a bushwhack. It takes time because I want to avoid stepping on living growth wherever possible so it’s slow going. Also, at times, it can get thick. So a lot of stop and go, plan, and go around. On the plus side, the temprature was about 55 F, so it made for pleasant hiking weather.