Album: North Palisade (2x) & Polemonium (2x)


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Description

Album Date
6/30/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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6/29/2006 1:03:45 PM
 
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6/29/2006 1:04:31 PM
Courtney (right) and I at the trailhead parking lot. 1:04pm. 
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6/29/2006 1:26:44 PM
South Fork Big Pine Creek 
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6/29/2006 3:29:06 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 4:00:53 PM
Second Lake and Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 4:01:08 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 4:01:12 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 4:01:15 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 4:01:26 PM
 
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6/29/2006 4:09:47 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 4:22:28 PM
We decided to take the direct path (the snow slope) to Gayley Camp. 
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6/29/2006 4:24:12 PM
We cross here??? You first! 
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6/29/2006 4:24:16 PM
 
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6/29/2006 4:27:37 PM
Easy does it 
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6/29/2006 4:27:51 PM
whoops 
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6/29/2006 4:27:56 PM
 
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6/29/2006 4:41:54 PM
We took the direct route up the snow to Gayley camp. This worked rather well though it took longer than expected. 
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6/29/2006 5:14:44 PM
 
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6/29/2006 5:15:00 PM
 
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6/29/2006 5:15:12 PM
 
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6/29/2006 5:38:40 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/29/2006 5:38:46 PM
 
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6/29/2006 5:38:55 PM
 
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6/29/2006 5:44:56 PM
 
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6/29/2006 5:48:50 PM
 
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6/29/2006 6:08:41 PM
 
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6/29/2006 6:14:15 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:16:01 PM
Gayley Camp. 7:16pm. 
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6/29/2006 7:16:04 PM
Mount Gayley as seen from Gayley Camp 
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6/29/2006 7:16:08 PM
Looking down from Gayley Camp 
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6/29/2006 7:16:11 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:16:19 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:18:35 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:18:40 PM
Palisades and the Palisade Glacier as seen from Gayley Camp 
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6/29/2006 7:18:47 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:18:49 PM
V-Notch (left) and U-Notch (center) 
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6/29/2006 7:18:57 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:19:02 PM
Mount Sill as seen from Gayley Camp 
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6/29/2006 7:19:05 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:19:07 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:19:11 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:20:33 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:29:05 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:47:04 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:47:13 PM
Mount Sill 
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6/29/2006 7:47:17 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:47:30 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:47:43 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:47:53 PM
Mount Winchell 
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6/29/2006 7:47:55 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:47:57 PM
 
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6/29/2006 7:53:03 PM
 
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6/29/2006 8:18:29 PM
 
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6/29/2006 8:20:56 PM
 
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6/29/2006 8:21:21 PM
 
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6/29/2006 8:24:22 PM
 
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6/29/2006 8:24:32 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:28:28 AM
Stepping onto the Palisade Glacier. 3:28am. 
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6/30/2006 4:23:48 AM
On the way to the U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 4:32:09 AM
Bergschrund at the base of the V-Notch 
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6/30/2006 4:42:01 AM
 
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6/30/2006 4:56:55 AM
 
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6/30/2006 4:57:06 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:00:36 AM
Climbing up to the Bergschrund below the U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 5:01:33 AM
Geared up and ready to go 
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6/30/2006 5:06:02 AM
Courtney at the Bergschrund on the way to the U-Notch. 5:06am. 
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6/30/2006 5:06:28 AM
Bergschrund 
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6/30/2006 5:09:40 AM
Bergschrund 
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6/30/2006 5:09:56 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:10:12 AM
Courtney is nearly swallowed up by the crevasse 
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6/30/2006 5:10:19 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:11:58 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:12:06 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:12:15 AM
We'll cross over here on the right on this soft snow bridge 
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6/30/2006 5:15:22 AM
Just above the bergschrund 
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6/30/2006 5:28:16 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:28:24 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:28:32 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:30:15 AM
Pending sunrise 
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6/30/2006 5:30:30 AM
Sunrise on our way to the U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 5:31:17 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:32:15 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:32:21 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:34:22 AM
 
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Climbing to the U-Notch at sunrise 
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6/30/2006 5:34:42 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:43:22 AM
 
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6/30/2006 5:43:25 AM
 
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6/30/2006 6:07:23 AM
 
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6/30/2006 6:07:37 AM
 
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6/30/2006 6:07:47 AM
Climbing to the U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 6:10:46 AM
Climbing to the U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 6:14:58 AM
U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 6:21:07 AM
 
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6/30/2006 6:23:23 AM
 
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6/30/2006 6:32:53 AM
Looking down the glacier side from the U-Notch. 6:32am. 
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6/30/2006 6:41:36 AM
The 5.4 chimney on the west side of the U-Notch 
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6/30/2006 6:41:40 AM
 
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6/30/2006 7:08:16 AM
The chimney route to North Palisade. Let the fun begin! 7:08am. 
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6/30/2006 7:32:18 AM
Looking down from near the top of the first pitch 
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6/30/2006 7:32:21 AM
 
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6/30/2006 7:34:26 AM
 
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6/30/2006 7:46:04 AM
 
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6/30/2006 7:55:42 AM
 
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6/30/2006 8:53:30 AM
Anchor set 
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6/30/2006 8:53:37 AM
Courtney climbs up the 2nd pitch 
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6/30/2006 8:59:26 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:03:46 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:03:48 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:04:10 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:04:12 AM
Summit of North Palisade now in sight (right) 
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6/30/2006 9:13:30 AM
Snowfield below the summit on the glacier side of North Palisade 
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6/30/2006 9:13:32 AM
On the ridge just past the top of the chimney. The summit of North Palisade is visible in the rear center. The gendarmes here are bypassed by dropping down to the left. 
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6/30/2006 9:14:51 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:14:53 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:17:31 AM
Approaching the summit of North Palisade 
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6/30/2006 9:21:45 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:21:50 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:32:27 AM
 
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Courtney on the summit of North Palisade. 9:32am. 
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6/30/2006 9:32:38 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:32:48 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:33:37 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:34:23 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:34:27 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:34:33 AM
Looking down at the Palisade Glacier 
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6/30/2006 9:34:36 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:35:32 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:35:34 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:35:39 AM
Mount Sill 
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6/30/2006 9:35:47 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:35:50 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:37:48 AM
2nd time on top 
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6/30/2006 9:37:57 AM
10/1/05 - My last entry with Paul Allegretti, Joel Wilson, & Mark Thomas (Pellucid Wombat) 
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6/30/2006 9:38:07 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:38:21 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:38:36 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:38:59 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:39:54 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:42:11 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:42:13 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:42:19 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:42:23 AM
Mount Sill 
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6/30/2006 9:42:30 AM
Starlight Peak as seen from North Palisade. The "milk bottle" is clearly visible. 
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6/30/2006 9:42:35 AM
Looking down at the Palisade Glacier just before leaving the summit. 9:42am. 
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6/30/2006 9:48:32 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:48:34 AM
 
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6/30/2006 9:56:25 AM
Looking over at Polemonium from the opposite side of the U-Notch. Ok, who brought a route description? 
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6/30/2006 9:56:25 AM
This is the path we took (most certainly not the easiest way) on our 2nd and 3rd pitches. 
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6/30/2006 9:56:28 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:00:02 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:00:05 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:00:07 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:06:32 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:06:34 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:08:21 AM
Time to rappel back to the U-Notch. Good anchor but an awkward start. 
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6/30/2006 10:15:15 AM
Courtney at the top of the first rappel 
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6/30/2006 10:19:14 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:19:21 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:19:32 AM
Courtney on the first of two rappels 
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6/30/2006 10:29:55 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:29:59 AM
 
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6/30/2006 10:48:24 AM
Looking down the south side of the U-Notch. 10:48am. 
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6/30/2006 11:25:55 AM
Looking down at the U-Notch from our first or second pitch 
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6/30/2006 11:41:02 AM
 
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6/30/2006 11:53:56 AM
Courtney climbing the first or second pitch on our way up to Polemonium 
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6/30/2006 12:21:48 PM
 
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6/30/2006 12:21:50 PM
 
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6/30/2006 12:21:54 PM
 
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6/30/2006 1:22:18 PM
Belaying Courtney from the top of our third pitch (not far from the summit) 
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6/30/2006 1:57:09 PM
Summit of Polemonium Peak. Mount Sill is visible in the background. 1:57pm. 
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6/30/2006 1:57:12 PM
 
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6/30/2006 1:57:19 PM
 
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6/30/2006 1:57:35 PM
 
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6/30/2006 1:57:38 PM
 
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6/30/2006 2:02:10 PM
Descending the knife-edge on the east side of Polemonium. 2:02pm. 
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6/30/2006 2:09:49 PM
Courtney decides to lower his heavy pack 
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6/30/2006 2:11:21 PM
 
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6/30/2006 2:11:23 PM
 
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6/30/2006 2:11:24 PM
 
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6/30/2006 2:37:27 PM
Because of our heavy packs we opted for a rappel from the notch below the knife-edge 
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6/30/2006 2:41:56 PM
Now up this short chute to the glacier/snowfield on the east side of Polemonium Peak 
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6/30/2006 2:48:41 PM
 
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6/30/2006 2:57:51 PM
Looking down the V-Notch couloir 
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6/30/2006 3:04:20 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:24:00 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:24:32 PM
Antlers and bones 
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6/30/2006 3:24:37 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:24:43 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:26:59 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:27:03 PM
Traverse from Polemonium to Mount Sill 
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6/30/2006 3:44:34 PM
 
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6/30/2006 3:57:21 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:02:35 PM
Apex Peak 
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6/30/2006 4:04:04 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:04:09 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:04:14 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:04:20 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:04:23 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:14:36 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:14:45 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:16:08 PM
 
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6/30/2006 4:27:44 PM
NW face of Mount Sill. One last rappel. 
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6/30/2006 4:27:47 PM
NW Face of Mount Sill 
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6/30/2006 4:27:51 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:00:42 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:00:44 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:03:30 PM
Courtney in front of Apex Peak and near the top of Sill's North Couloir 
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6/30/2006 5:04:38 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:05:15 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:05:19 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:05:25 PM
Looking back at Sill's NW face 
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6/30/2006 5:05:27 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:05:31 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:15:56 PM
Mount Gayley 
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6/30/2006 5:16:01 PM
Mount Gayley 
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6/30/2006 5:16:03 PM
Approaching the top of Glacier Notch 
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6/30/2006 5:21:06 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:21:12 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:21:35 PM
Glacier Notch. Free of snow. 
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6/30/2006 5:21:44 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:25:54 PM
Descending Glacier Notch 
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6/30/2006 5:34:31 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:34:37 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:34:44 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:36:02 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:46:23 PM
Almost back to Gayley Camp. 5:46pm. 
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6/30/2006 5:46:27 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:46:34 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:46:39 PM
 
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6/30/2006 5:52:09 PM
Gayley Camp. 5:52pm. 
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6/30/2006 5:54:13 PM
Mount Sill 
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6/30/2006 5:54:20 PM
Mount Sill 
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6/30/2006 6:25:55 PM
6:25pm. Leaving Gayley Camp. 
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6/30/2006 6:45:47 PM
 
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6/30/2006 6:45:50 PM
 
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6/30/2006 6:49:35 PM
6:49pm. At the bottom of the snow slope not far from Third Lake. 
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6/30/2006 6:49:39 PM
 
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6/30/2006 7:01:20 PM
Logjam crossing at the outlet of Third Lake. 7:01pm. 
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6/30/2006 7:09:37 PM
Temple Crag 
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6/30/2006 7:17:33 PM
Second Lake and Temple Crag 
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6/30/2006 7:17:38 PM
 
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6/30/2006 7:37:51 PM
 
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6/30/2006 8:35:46 PM
 
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6/30/2006 9:17:17 PM
Finally back to the overnight trailhead. 9:17pm. Then a long drive home returning at 2:15am.