The fine fall weather continues so I had to sneak in another quick outing. Oddly, I had never been to the summits of Gobbler's or Raymond. Short on time, I chose Raymond since it's triangular face holds the more interesting ski lines that need to be investigated later this winter. From Butler Fork, the trail ascends at a moderate, mostly runnable grade until just shy of the summit proper where some easy scrambling ensues. It's 4 miles one way and 3100 vertical to the summit and features at least one moose and calf that enjoyed blocking the trail for around 5 minutes today...keep an eye out.
|On the way up|
|Heading back down (photo by Josh Anderson)|