I convinced Nick to join me over Labor Day weekend for a three-day, four-peak adventure, I’m dubbing the Sawtooth Slam. The plan was to hike from the Crater Creek TH into Cooney Lake on day 1. The next day we’d run the ridge from Switchback, Martin and Cheops to Boiling Lake. Then on day 3, we’d scramble Bigelow and head out.
Everything went more or less according to plan. We had a few small hurdles – near freezing temperatures at Cooney Lake and treacherously loose scree/talus. Nothing that killed us, so we’ll live to see another mountain. We also live to post pictures of the adventure!