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Granite Mountain is a first peak for friends from California.

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My friends Ross and Mary were on a moto tour of the great northwest and stopped by for a visit. Ross is an old bike guy, something we share from slightly different perspectives.

So what do you do with visitors? You drag them up a peak.

Art wasn't feeling well, nor was Julie, so Carol and I did the host/hostess thing on the trail.

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It was alittle muggy today, and a little buggy too. It felt good to pick up a breeze as we got higher.

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Mary was entranced by the mini-versions of familiar wildflowers. Trailhead

Mary and Ross live near the coast, so they were really feeling the altitude. But sighting the lookout added some motivation.

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Snow? In June?

They will always have fond memories of snow sports in Idaho.

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Summit.

We had a long lunch, enjoying the 360 degree views. Unfortunately, we couldn't go up on the lookout- as the ranger hiked by, she said it won't be open for another week.

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Speaking of rangers- Julie thought their full moto garb made them look like Power Rangers. Trailhead

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