Box Elder Peak (via "Sleigh Runner")

Mike K

Jul 6, 2012
Quickie TR.

"The sleigh runner is significant because for decades local farmers have used it as a barometer of sorts to determine if there is enough water to irrigate crops for the rest of the year." (from this article).

Knocked this peak out today. Parking at Granite Flats was a fiasco due to a Fathers and Sons mega camping outing. Ended up getting "tickets" and arguing with campground hosts when we were done. We just wanted to go and pamper! Ie., go get some tasty food!:)

Stats (Strava and heart rate monitor):

Distance - 7.8 miles
Elevation Gain - 4,625ft
Calories - 3500
Elapsed Time - 7:35:46

box elder peak.jpg

Bad selfie TH picture with part of Fathers and Sons camping madness in the background:

Putting on the crampons:

Pano of Wide Hollow:

The Sleigh Runner:

About to drop into the Sleigh Runner:

Grinding it out:

More steep:


Bad summit shot...forgot tripod, used ice axe =):

The Sleigh Runner from the AF Chili's:
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