We almost called off today's Cheeseburger Summit hike to Lookout Peak as the wind was really blowing this morning. But we thought we'd hike anyway as the dogs needed some exercise and it was pretty warm for December. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Killyon's Canyon trailhead and the air was calm. So we hiked for about two miles over frozen mud. We turned north and headed up the ridge. As more the views got better and better we started to feel the wind. Atop the ridge the wind was pretty strong but it was still fairly warm. And then came the false summits. About 4 or 5 of them. The wind was gale force by the time we reached the peak and the warm day was but a happy memory. We pulled burgers from our packs, took our photo and practically ran back down to warmer weather. When we hit the bottom of the canyon the mud had thawed and we had quite the slog, each of us carrying at least 5 pounds of mud on our shoes. High point of the day: a bald eagle flying low right past us looking for lunch!