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Elephant Rock

Since Elephant Rock is only 3 miles from Seven Sisters I took my time getting there.  Had to let the first two burgers digest.  But an hour later I found myself at Elephant Rock, ate my last burger and headed back to the hotel.  

 

Seven Sisters

Just down the road from Beehive Rock is a formation called Seven Sisters.  A group of 7 big rocks, but an official summit nonetheless.  And another burger was consumed.

 

Beehive Burger

On a recent trip to Nevada I found myself hungry and bored with the big city.  Whats a girl to do?  A few Cheeseburger summits, thats what!  I stopped at the In & Out Burger on I15 and Tropicana Blvd and picked up 3 regular cheesburgers with onions and headed to the Valley of Fire, about an hour north of Vegas.

First stop was Beehive Rock.  By the time I got there I was starving so I didnt bother to read the placards describing how the beehive rock was formed.  I ate my burger and headed to the next stop.

 

Back to my Homeland; First Cheeseburger Summit in Poland

Wow.  Here I am in Krakow Poland with my Polish cousin who I haven't seen since we were teenagers.  What are we going to do?  A cheeseburger summit, of course.  And visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.  Krakow is home to Europe's oldest university and is where Copurnicus, the famous Polish mathemetician studied.

The cheeseburger summit is at the top of a famous hill in Krakow.  This mound was built to commemorate a famous Pole, Tadeusz Kosciuszki, who not only fought for freedom and independence in Poland, but fought in the American revolutionary war in the U.S.

 View in the distance of the Kosciuszko Mound.  This photo was taken from the Royal Castle in old town Krakow.

Zoomed in.

Cheeseburger on top!  Notice the Polish flag.

First Cheeseburger Summit log for Naomi Peak!

Naomi Peak is the highest point in in the Bear River Range, and in Cache County Utah.  It sits at 9,979', and is a 7.2 mile hike, round trip.  Not only was this our first cheesburger summit, it's the first time anyone has done Naomi Peak as a Cheesburger Summit.  

We did our hike, on August 29, 2015.  I'm just late in makeing the post.  We started early in the day, with all 8 of the dino_hunter clan.  Our ages ranged from 39 to 3.  It took a long time to get to the top.  Our 3 year old made it the entire way, under his own power!  That was an impressive feat.  

At the top, we broke out the cheesburgers, and smiled for a few pictures.  Everyone thought I was crazy for wanting to do this, but they all REALLY enjoyed their hamburgers.  They all wished I had brought more of them.  We'll have to do this on some more summits next year.

dino_hunters

Sometimes getting there is tough....

Sometimes getting there is tough....

... other times, not so much.

10/18/15

Well, I did have to fly to Sacramento to conquer this beast.... and enlist my daughter to provide moral support. Moral support because being a vegetarian means she can't be a true cheeseburger summiteer, but being a good daughter she was willing to aid and abet her momma by providing the get-a-way-to-the-summit car for this mission.

After picking up a burger and an 'almost' burger we hopped in the car and drove the 2.9 miles to the Shell station that perches atop Whisky Hill. A little GPS action and we figured out that despite the higher appearing planter bed to the west, the summit, all of 33 feet high, was located right in the middle of the gas station entry way. It was there I munched my yummy cheeseburger and my daughter ate her cheese-no-burger while taking in the view as the road slopes down to the city's elevation of 13 feet.

The fellow working behind the counter was surprised to learn he was working Sacramento's summit!

Fall hike AND cheeseburger summit

What a beautiful day for a hike!  Blue sky, yellow aspen, warm enough for shorts in October.  We hiked up from the top of Millcreek Canyon Road along the old road/trail to the old Park West Overlook.  From there, rather than taking the trail, we decided to do a little bushwacking up to Murdock Peak.  Make it a little more of an adventure.  

View of our goal, Murdock Peak, from the trail.

Another candidate for the "weird shit on top of a peak" category.  (not groundround)

The requisite USGS marker.

Cheeseburgers on top.

View of the Park City side from the peak.

Cardiff Peak by default

Hitting up Cardiff Peak was almost an anti climactic after Superior.  But, by the time we got there i was hungry again and my second burger of the day was just as delicious as the first. 

Refski does Monte Cristo

As Sierra and I lounged in the warm sun atop Mount Superior we realized we had internet service and checked out other possible peaks we could bag.  Cardiff peak, which we passed on the way in looked a lot easier than Monte Cristo and we could still get two summits in one day.  Two other hikers arrived and we said our hellos and started talking about how our partner Refski was on his way to Monte Cristo and his 2nd cheeseburger summit of the day.   We explained the Cheeseburger Summit website to them and they pretended to be interested.  We then looked over at Monte Cristo again. Now there were 3 figures on that summit. Where did the other two people come from??  And Sierra and I looked at each other and said "He better not give away our burgers!!"  and as we said that we saw Refski hand them over!!  OMG!!!  How could he betray us like that???? We called him. We texted him!!  Dont give away our burgers!  20 minutes later the other two guys showed up on Superior.  We pounced on them.  "Did Refski give you burgers??!!"  Big smiles from the boys.  "Yes!"  they said.  "It was awesome to be on top of a mountian and some guy is offering you cheeseburgers.  How could we say no?"  ARGH!!!  Refski arrived shorly after and it turned out he had made extras!  We still had enough for all of us to have burgers on Cardiff Peak.

Mount Superior

Refski mentioned to Sierra that the sunday before Labor day would be a good day to summit Mount Superior and Mount Monte Christo and that he would bring the burgers.  Sierra then mentioned it to me.  I agreed.  And, why not?  Two cheeseburger summits in one day? Definately. Its my idea of a good time.

We set off from the Fire Station in Alta and headed up the fire road.  We arrived at an old mine and realized we had missed the trail turn off to Pole Line Pass quite a ways back.  It wouldnt be a true adventure unless theres some bushwacking involved.  So we bushwacked our way across the hill to the trail and arrived at the Cardiff Pass (aka Pole line pass) a short while later.  

We followed the ridge south for a while and as we ascended up the flank of Mt Superior we lost the trail. Damnit.  Sierra was not amused.  So we continued up and up across steep talus slopes and about a half hour later made our way back to the trail.   I was starving and the summit was thrilled to finally make it to the summit where Refski's classic cheeseburgers with fresh tomato were consumed.  Sierra and I took a look at the trail the Mt Monte Christo and decided we didnt feel like hiking over there so we watched with great interest as Refski headed over there alone.