Sunday, May 24, 2009
Scott, Homie and I got out for a casual run over the 3 peaks today. Went conversation pace the entire time, topping out on the true summit of Bear in 51 I think, then headed over to SoBo, back to Bear and down to West Ridge. A nice thunderstorm was brewing to our West and moving in, so we hustled our way down at a decent clip. At the junction, the somewhat unanimous decision was to go up Green, but soon conditions deteriorated with steady rain, turning to hail with increased thunder and lightning. I wanted to bolt out of there at full speed, as I am pretty nervous of lightning, but opted to stick together as a group. On the way through Bear Canyon, Scott took a nice (but unintentional) dip in the creek, sitting there for a moment or two as he assessed. He was a little scraped and bruised, but otherwise OK. Made it back to the cars as round two of the storm was really picking up, a loud flash/boom very nearby ushered us out.