Local hiking legend and justly famous outdoors writer (and recent Mount Shasta Trail Association slide show presenter) Tom Stienstra just wrote a San Francisco Chronicle column about three local (or mostly local) guys who crossed the Trinity Alps in eight days — in winter:
The expedition started at a location so remote and snowbound that it took a helicopter drop to get them started. In the next eight days, they climbed and descended 8,500 vertical feet while crossing the Trinity Alps and its formidable Sawtooth Ridge – including in blizzards that dumped 2 feet of snow and set off multiple avalanches in their paths.
And the Three Mount Shasta Area Guys?
- Dennis Campbell
- Ray Pettengell
- Chet Kyle
Congrats gentlemen! We want to see pics and video soon…