He also had this picture, which shows what he assured me was an easy "ridge walk" to Graves Peak, and proposed that we return the next weekend and climb to the top. Even though I know better than to believe in an "easy" ridge walk, I was intrigued. Graves Peak and the surrounding area are major players in two turn-of-the-century legends. In 1917, the author Norman McLean spent a summer as a Forest Service lookout on Graves Peak. This area is also the supposed location of "Isaac's Gold." We hatched a plan to drive in to Walton Lakes on Saturday afternoon, car camp on the ridge, and then climb the on Sunday. Graves Peak is the triangular peak on the far left.