GR 409435 North-North Fork of Upper Canyon Creek (N of Bryant)

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GR409435 North-north fork of Upper Canyon creek – follow creek bed to trees and straight up NE ridge vs col/then N ridge

Hike 63A in the red book.  North – north fork of Upper Canyon Creek then NE ridge direct to peak versus going to col and then up N ridge to peak. Last 200 m had loose rock but ok.   Excellent scree/dirt run down the South side (63B) to join up with the trail to Bryant to make a loop. Dropped over 500 m in 20 – 25 min at casual pace.

About 15 km RT and 850 m – Not much trail, lots of creek bed rock and snow in the shade. casual 7 hrs with lots of breaks

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Livingstone Oct 21 2016

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Coming off false summit on Livingstone

Livingstone Pics

 

Hells Ridge

Wietse’s pics

Tunnel

Jumpingpound Mountain

Abbot Pass ACC Hut Lake O’Hara 2016

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Abbot Pass Hut Trail Approach– 900m from O’Hara, 660m from Oesa, steep scree, take a helmet – taken from Yukness

 

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Abbot Pass – up trail has markings, either side of first buttress but right best, then stay left of pillar and next buttress, then follow trail across right to LH side of central gully.  Central gully is loose scree and is used for descent. People visible on trail are at bottom of central gully – down trail.  Taken from Yukness. click on pic to enlarge.

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Abbot Pass Trail – approx up trail in red.  Best scree run down in orange – saves up trail.

 

More pics – gully approach and hut interior   (from a trip in 2007)

Yukness, Abbot Pass Hut and Wiwaxy East July 30, 2016

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Lake O’Hara Yukness Mountain

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Abbot Pass Hut Trail – 900m from O’Hara, 660m from Oesa, steep scree, take a helmet – taken from Yukness

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Abbot Pass – up trail has markings, either side of first buttress, then stay left of next 2 buttresses then follow trail across right to LH side of central gully.  Central gully is loose scree and is used for descent. People visible on trail are at bottom of central gully – down trail.  Taken from Yukness. click on pic to enlarge.

Lake O’Hara is hard to get into as the buses are always booked and supposedly you can’t even do wait list walk ons. A friend had a cancellation so I was able to squeeze in on a two day trip. Shout out to Matthew Hobbs for route pics and Vern for their trip reports on Wiwaxy.

Yukness and Wiwaxy East

Wietse’s pics

Cascade July 8, 2016

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Norquay Ski Hill from Cascade Mountain – Traverse on East side of False Summit

Needed rehab/exercise so thought I would go up until it started raining and made it to summit. A few changes since previous times as there has been so much traffic. Section between first summit and traverse is messed up with lots of trails and even the traverse has several partial trails. Very good dry trail(as of yesterday) along the RH and front of the false summit and some red/pink rectangles. Great exercise although my mind had blocked out the talus, the switchbacks and the slog back up from the bridge. Note this is closer to 1600 m with the elev losses and regains.

Cascade July , 2016

 

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Misc Posts 2016

Eagle Hill May 2016

Heart Loop May 7, 2016

Blackrock June 5, 2016

Boundary Mtn June 18, 2016

Oregon Early July, 2016

Storm Cirque July 2016