SRShanahan Ridge

Shanahan

SRShanahan Ridge
Shanahan

Phase 1: { SR } ascended the Shanahan Ridge North Fork to the Mesa Trail. Declining power-to-mass ratio requires increasing output at the expense of input; thus S opted for P1. Same hike as last week while DL was out of town. The weather was a little breezy and chilly - most people were wearing sweatshirts or windbreakers. Fortunately the trees provided reasonable shelter from the wind, so the walk was pleasant, and the cooler temperatures helped with walking up the hill.

{ DL, CZ, D2 } opted to bypass P1 to enable DL to prepare for an upcoming grand adventure at the Grand Canyon!

Phase 2: { SR }  Slow-smoked bison with cranberries, accompanied by blueberry crisp (see picture, below).

Phase 3: { SR } Alpine berry tea.