I’ve been planning a little for this upcoming climbing season and part of that planning has been the addition of a few pieces of equipment. One of the additions was the purchase of a GoPro HD Camera to help document each of the remaining peaks left to climb. The camera is amazing, it’s small, fits on a variety of different mounts, and it takes amazing HD footage. This last weekend I went on an overnight trip with a couple of friends and on the trip I finally was able to try out the new “toy”.
We drove up to the Anthony Lakes Ski Area in eastern Oregon, ate a quick lunch at the lodge, then began our snowshoe adventure up to Hoffer Lake, a small lake in the shadow of Lees Peak. Lees Peak is the neighbor to Angell Peak the 51st highest peak in the state located in the Elkhorn Mountain Range. We started out by snowshoeing around Anthony Lake to the snowshoe trail up to Hoffer Lake, but we missed the trail and started up away from Anthony Lake too soon. After an hour of sidehilling through the trees making our own trail we finally arrived at the lake. The view from the lake was amazing and we set up our camp on the south side next to a couple large granite boulders adjacent to the frozen lake. After setting up camp we set off to explore the surrounding area before the winter evening forced us to jump into our tents for the long cool night.