I Heart Ames — or — The Farr Side of Carr

Valentine’s Day 2016 dawned with record breaking cold. I had to thaw a frozen pipe before heading out, which is just as well. There were wind chill warnings still in effect as I headed North.

Ames_Hill

 

Ames Mountain sits in the shadow of the more prominent Carr Mountain.

Carr_from_beaver_pond

 

Beavers kill millions of trees annually.
Beaver_Pond

 

Won’t you take time to remember their victims?

Beaver_stump

After leaving the grisly scene, I headed up Ames from the Northwest. Someone had been there before me.

 

Ames_summit

The Southern ridge had pleasant, sunny ledges, but it was a bit cold for sunbathing.

Carr:

Carr_from_Ames

 

Willoughby:

Willoughby

A bump I scrambled up.

steep

 

The first photo was taken from the top of this cut.

clearcut

 

Time to go home.

afternoon_moon

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