YO, I do not remember the last time I posted two days back to back, PLUS these photos are almost nearly basically 100% raw, which I can’t remember the last time I did that either so this puts me in a pretty vulnerable place hahaha - anyway, on a more serious note, this day was one of the raddest days. Since I was a kid I had always day dreamed of the Sutter Buttes, and more recently I began day dreaming of summiting them (particularly because they are commonly praised as being the shortest mountain range in the world *(may or may not be true, but still)). Anywayyyy, on one beautiful summer day, this crew and I decided to make this dream happen, but it wasn’t necessarily as happily-ever-after as it might sound.
To start, it was definitely at least 200°F that day, and dry wheat fields reflect about 300% of that heat and light right back into your face therefore equaling approximately 467°F (science, right?). PLUS, every plant out there will give you hives and make you sneeze your eyeballs out. ONTOP of that, every plant also hosts several blood-thirsty tick families who are very eager to bite. ADDITIONALLY, the hike is steep and asthma is real (not a good combo). FURTHERMORE, water supplies ran very low very fast. MOREOVER, the sun was melting our skin, but was also setting faster than we could hike out (no headlamps :/). Not to mention it was all private land so that doesn’t help hahaha.
Anyway, point is, we made it to the top and it was beyond worth it... seriously one of the best experiences, and it was also beyond amazing to make a dream happen! This series of images is not chronological, but I hope they’ll serve to show how incredible the range is!