Album: Alta Peak (2x) - Snowshoe


Category
Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
4/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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4/2/2005 5:42:56 AM
Wolverton trailhead parking lot 
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4/2/2005 6:30:15 AM
 
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4/2/2005 7:19:38 AM
 
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4/2/2005 7:19:42 AM
Looking back at my tracks. Snow fairly ideal at this point. No sun on the snow yet. 
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4/2/2005 7:42:08 AM
Red Fir Meadow (or close) 
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4/2/2005 7:44:48 AM
Snowshoe trail from Red Fir Mdw to Panther Gap 
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4/2/2005 8:01:24 AM
On the way to Panther Gap 
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4/2/2005 8:03:44 AM
 
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4/2/2005 8:08:55 AM
 
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4/2/2005 8:24:22 AM
 
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4/2/2005 8:41:14 AM
Near Panther Gap 
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4/2/2005 8:41:26 AM
 
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4/2/2005 8:41:42 AM
 
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4/2/2005 8:41:49 AM
Castle Rocks 
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4/2/2005 8:41:55 AM
Castle Rocks 
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4/2/2005 9:03:15 AM
Southern end of the Great Western Divide 
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4/2/2005 9:03:23 AM
 
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4/2/2005 9:11:03 AM
Panther Peak 
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4/2/2005 9:11:10 AM
 
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4/2/2005 9:11:18 AM
Castle Rocks 
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4/2/2005 9:15:26 AM
Started following this showshoe track, but then noticed these snowshoes had claws. Hmmmm. 
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4/2/2005 9:15:59 AM
Bigfoot? 
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4/2/2005 9:16:43 AM
Ok, now I'm sure that's not human. 
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4/2/2005 9:20:18 AM
 
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4/2/2005 9:20:59 AM
Panther Peak 
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4/2/2005 9:21:06 AM
Panther Peak 
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4/2/2005 9:42:04 AM
Difficult terrain beyond Panther Gap 
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4/2/2005 9:51:50 AM
 
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4/2/2005 9:51:52 AM
Making slow progress here I opted to head straight up and over this area. 
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4/2/2005 9:55:52 AM
 
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4/2/2005 10:07:26 AM
Castle Rocks 
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4/2/2005 10:07:29 AM
 
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4/2/2005 10:32:42 AM
Working my way up above the difficult spot to better snow 
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4/2/2005 10:32:44 AM
Slope now better 
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4/2/2005 10:56:31 AM
From above Mehrten Mdw, Alta Peak and Tharps Rock Gully now in view. 
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4/2/2005 10:56:45 AM
Tharps Rock (right) 
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4/2/2005 10:56:52 AM
 
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4/2/2005 10:57:01 AM
 
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4/2/2005 10:57:18 AM
Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 11:21:45 AM
Closer view of Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 11:34:26 AM
Snow covered rocks 
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4/2/2005 11:40:13 AM
Another snow covered rock 
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4/2/2005 11:52:54 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:53:00 AM
Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 11:53:06 AM
Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 11:53:09 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:53:12 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:53:41 AM
Stashed my snowshoes at this point and switched to crampons/ice axe. Should have just stuck to the snowshoes though. Beyond this point I mostly postholed. 
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4/2/2005 11:53:49 AM
My route went up this gully 
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4/2/2005 11:53:56 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:55:08 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:55:16 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:55:23 AM
 
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4/2/2005 11:55:30 AM
 
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4/2/2005 12:23:30 PM
I stayed closer to the left of the gully. I always feel safer with trees around. 
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4/2/2005 12:34:36 PM
 
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4/2/2005 12:49:19 PM
 
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4/2/2005 12:49:24 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:00:56 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:01:02 PM
Trees now thinning out. 
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4/2/2005 1:02:23 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:04:02 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:04:09 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:14:36 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:14:39 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:14:45 PM
No more trees. I'm feeling vulnerable. Recent avalanches in other places have left me feeling paranoid. I try to stay close to the rocks but this is steeper and only makes things more difficult. 
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4/2/2005 1:26:16 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:28:10 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:45:43 PM
Just a little further to the top of the gully 
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Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 1:54:19 PM
 
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4/2/2005 1:57:14 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:00:21 PM
Finally, topped out above the gully. Now just a bit further to Alta's summit block (center) 
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4/2/2005 2:00:23 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:00:26 PM
Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 2:02:01 PM
Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 2:07:42 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:07:48 PM
Closer view of Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 2:11:44 PM
Alta Peak's summit block 
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4/2/2005 2:13:56 PM
Alta Peak - Summit 
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4/2/2005 2:14:07 PM
Alta's southern ridge (left) and Tharps Rock (right) 
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4/2/2005 2:14:10 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:14:12 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:14:17 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:14:24 PM
Tharps Rock 
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4/2/2005 2:14:27 PM
View from Alta Peak 
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4/2/2005 2:14:33 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:14:40 PM
Alta Peak's east ridge (foreground) and the Great Western Divide (rear) 
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4/2/2005 2:14:43 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:14:53 PM
Sawtooth Peak (center) 
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4/2/2005 2:14:56 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:14:58 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:15:05 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:17:13 PM
Couldn't seem to locate the summit register 
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4/2/2005 2:17:38 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:17:40 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:17:52 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:19:04 PM
Moro Rock 
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4/2/2005 2:19:19 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:19:27 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:24:16 PM
My lone tracks leading up to the summit 
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4/2/2005 2:29:42 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:30:12 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:30:14 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:30:17 PM
 
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Wind swept snow below the summit 
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4/2/2005 2:31:05 PM
 
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4/2/2005 2:32:41 PM
 
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Skier's paradise? 
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4/2/2005 2:44:40 PM
Wind excavation below the summit block 
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4/2/2005 2:46:36 PM
Following my tracks down 
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4/2/2005 3:05:01 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:05:06 PM
Did some glissading but then postholed most of the way down to where I stashed my snowshoes. 
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4/2/2005 3:05:12 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:09:59 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:10:20 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:16:23 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:16:37 PM
My ascent and descent tracks 
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4/2/2005 3:16:42 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:16:48 PM
 
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4/2/2005 3:16:56 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:12:49 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:14:44 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:18:18 PM
Sun melting the surface of the snow 
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4/2/2005 4:31:18 PM
My tracks 
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4/2/2005 4:34:57 PM
Panther Peak 
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4/2/2005 4:35:00 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:35:07 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:35:15 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:37:25 PM
More bear prints 
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4/2/2005 4:37:33 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:38:13 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:39:09 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:41:06 PM
Nice areas for skiing NE of Panther Gap 
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4/2/2005 4:42:23 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:43:29 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:44:50 PM
 
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4/2/2005 4:55:36 PM
I caught up with the marked trail on the way out 
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4/2/2005 5:01:38 PM
 
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4/2/2005 5:10:24 PM
Trail junction 
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4/2/2005 5:17:05 PM
 
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4/2/2005 5:39:25 PM
 
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4/2/2005 5:40:01 PM
 
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4/2/2005 5:45:58 PM
Trailhead parking 
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4/2/2005 6:10:04 PM
The Giant Forest Museum 
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4/2/2005 6:12:32 PM
 
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4/2/2005 6:12:42 PM
 
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4/2/2005 6:13:09 PM
Nice sunset near the Giant Forest 
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4/2/2005 6:13:21 PM
Sunset near the Giant Forest 
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4/2/2005 6:13:28 PM
Sunset near the Giant Forest 
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4/2/2005 6:13:34 PM
 
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4/2/2005 6:21:29 PM
 
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4/2/2005 6:25:11 PM
 
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4/2/2005 6:25:11 PM
 
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My GPS track