I could hear and feel static electricity arcing in my wool cap and shocking my skull

Everyone thought I was crazy for wanting to do this, but they all REALLY enjoyed their hamburgers.

Posted Mon, 02/26/2015 - 14:35

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.

What a beautiful day for a hike! Blue sky, yellow aspen, warm enough for shorts in October 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. 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

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

Posted Wed, 24/06/2014 - 16:12

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. It was awesome to be on top of a mountian and some guy is offering you cheeseburgers. How could we say no? 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./p>

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.

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Well, I did have to fly to Sacramento to conquer this beast.... and enlist my daughter to provide moral support At the top, we broke out the cheesburgers, and smiled for a few pictures. 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.

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