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musicman82Great Morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

musicman82

Hiked to the top from the SE ridge with my wife on a perfect August day (very little wind!) after summitting Hoyt Peak. Saw a grizzly near Lake Overlook after finishing the hike...
Posted Aug 6, 2009 2:10 am

KoonsyStandard  Sucess!

Koonsy

Nice little hike with great views of the surrounding peaks. Worth doing again.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 6:13 pm

geemanQuick ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

geeman

Two-hour hike up and down. No bears, very few people, amazing view.
Posted Jul 16, 2009 10:38 pm

Wiktoria PlawskaGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008

Wiktoria Plawska

Great and not-very-hard hike. I have a trip report about this one. Great views and awesome snow-feilds.
Wiktoria
Posted Jan 24, 2009 2:55 pm

Tie-Dye MikePlan B  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Tie-Dye Mike

My roommate and I were going to hike to several waterfalls in the park but decided to climb Avalanche Peak instead. Great hike, no clouds on that day, and the winds were tolerable. Near the summit they passed 50+mph so the last few hundred feet past the last trees was brisk. Still completed the hike with just t-shirts and a long-sleeve on, never needed the coats we hauled. Very beautiful views from the top, took several panorama shots from the summit. Not sure if I agree its only 2 miles, took us 1.5hrs to get down without stopping and keeping a good pace. Very steep
Posted Sep 29, 2008 1:52 pm

wyomtmanGreat View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

wyomtman

Great view of the Park for such a short hike. Traversed over to the small peak to the east (between Avalanch and Hoyt) for a nice boot ski back down to the trail.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 9:48 am

msihlnormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

msihl

Easy walkup...but the views are definitely worth it. Did it with 5 spanish friends. We saw a giant wildfire to the southeast.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 2:34 am

cp0915Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

cp0915

Easy hike with a fun windbreak lunchspot on the top. Then on to Hoyt Peak, a much more interesting mountain.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:19 pm

captainbuuda1st yellowstone peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

captainbuuda

Very fun peak; 1st glissade experience too. Incredible views of the absaroka range as well.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 11:18 pm

ChaddBraggFirst for the Fiance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007
This was a first for my fiance. Even thougth she held on to my backpack and I had to drag her along a bit we made it to the top. Saw some very friendly wildlife like marmots and deer along the way
Posted Mar 6, 2008 2:36 pm

NoSubasSki trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2005

NoSubas

Great skiing from the summit, some slopes clearly prone to avalanche. Saw grizz tracks across the namesake slope of the mountain.
Posted Feb 24, 2008 3:44 pm

Stu BrandelThe Windy Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Stu Brandel

My sons (Nate 17 and Evan 10) went up and had lunch at the top. The last part was VERY windy but otherwise sunny and beautiful. Saw marmots at treeline.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 9:55 pm

thephotohikerDid the Double  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

thephotohiker

Had a great day climbing both Hoyt and Avalanche Peaks with Bob Sihler. Couldn't have asked for a better day!
Posted Jul 24, 2007 7:40 pm

Sam PageSummer 1993  Sucess!

Sam Page

This peak served an important role in my learn-it-yourself, trial-and-error filled mountaineering course. I first tried to climb the peak in late spring through several feet of snow, but stopped at a plateau near the summit ridge when I fell in up to my neck and it started snowing. I then returned on a very sunny day a few weeks later only to find myself rubbing a friend's very cold feet on the way down and putting another friend in circumstances that gave him snowblindness the next day. It wasn't until my fourth ascent that I actually made it to the true summit. Feeling especially confident, two of us hiked in button-down shirts with ties and drank an entire bottle of Boone's wine from wine glasses on top. I returned to climb it again in August 1996.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 8:53 pm

Bob SihlerSecond time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Bob Sihler

After climbing Hoyt Peak with Mike Hoyt, we hiked up Avalanche via the saddle between it and Hoyt. No one else was up there, the morning was beautiful, and life was great.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 8:43 pm

bpv_UWStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

bpv_UW

Great short (but very steep) climb. WINDY on the summit ridge and summit (?80 mph or so). Beautiful views encompassing the Absarokas, much of Yellowstone, the Tetons, etc. Climbed with my brother.
Posted Feb 3, 2007 9:27 pm

tacoturnerRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 2005  Sucess!

tacoturner

climbed this peak a number a of times during the 2005 summer season. quite an amazing view at sunset, and especially so on clear days when you can see all the way to the Grand, towering over the Tetons and a sea of GYE peaks...

there was a fun "challenge" that we put to our fellow scramblers when I lived in Yellowstone:

start at Eleanor Lake parking, tag the summit of Avalanche and follow the ridgeline as it curves back around to connect up to Hoyt, then boogie down the slope to cross the road and tag Grizzly peak and take up that ridge to Top Notch peak, then back drag yourself back to the car to drive back to the pub for a victory round.

on a whim, we named it the Quattro del Fuego.
Posted Dec 26, 2006 6:28 am

jakefrisbeeTrail  Sucess!

jakefrisbee

Hiked Avalanche in the Summer of 2001 with fellow employees from Canyon AmFac Housekeeping. Great, short buttkicker type hike!
Posted Mar 14, 2006 8:39 pm

JoleeAlways a Great Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2000

Jolee

A beautiful day hike - even better with friends.
Posted Mar 11, 2006 6:00 am

Zac FinleyAlways a fun hike  Sucess!

Zac Finley

I've climbed this a total of six times now as a Lake Lodge employee in Yellowstone National Park. A favorite for most of us at Lake. When the snow is good, we like to take the heavy duty plastic trashbags from the kitchen before our hike and use them to slide down the bowl below the summit's north face. This is an intense, extreme and very dangerous activity we do every summer. Flying down the steep snow wall at neck break speeds is the highlight of our hike, second to our views and lunch break at the summit just before we tempt fate.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 9:33 pm

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