|Krafft Descent Fun!|
For those of you who thought that today's E/W traverse would be along the same lines as a recent W/E traverse of Krafft Mountain. Au contraire!
Sixteen hikers parked at the wash crossing on Calico Basin Road and used a recreational trail to hike over to the base of Krafft Mountain on its eastern flank. We climbed to the intermediate saddle then continued up to the secondary peak. Next came the traverse over to the primary peak where we signed in the log book and took a break.
Next, the fun began! We descended down to the "beach" then Jerry took over the lead. Following cairns we proceeded to descend the northern side of Krafft. It was very exciting! The video below (captured by Steve Allen) shows only one of the several down climbs that were worthy of mention. Enjoy!
5 miles; 1500 feet elevation gain; 4 hours