Campion students camped and hiked a challenging route up Missouri Mountain last Sabbath. After camping overnight in freezing temperatures, the group left early to climb the steep west ridge route to the 14,067' summit.
Beautiful weather allowed for all-day hiking, and a couple students were even able to descend by hiking cross country along the south ridge. For senior Michelle Hebard, Missouri Mtn. was her 4th 14er to climb with Campion's Outdoor Club in four years. For many others, Missouri was their first 14er.
"This was a great experience!" said international student Susan Wang as she hiked the last few yards to the campsite.