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Bonanza Peak from the Upper Lyman Basin
Bonanza Peak from the Upper Lyman Basin south of Lyman Lake. August 2000.

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scot'teryxApproach

scot\'teryx

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How bad is this appraoch?

It looks nice, but for something that's not that traveled, it's gotta be rough, like a Glacier Peak approach or something.
Posted Oct 17, 2001 11:11 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Approach

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Not quite sure what your question is. Are you wondering if the route I'm on is a good approach to Bonanza? If so, it's really not too bad to come in over Spider Gap then down to the mountain. It is farther to hike than coming up from Holden, but may not take any more time because of the shuttle bus and boat scheduling issues with the Holden route. The route I'm on is not at all difficult actually, as many backpackers get a taste of cross-country travel on this loop. If you're not familiar, the loop to which I refer is the one from Phelps Creek to Buck Creek, going over Spider Gap, Cloudy Pass, Suiattle Pass, Middle Ridge, and Buck Creek Pass. I did that trip in 2000, spending a day on Miner's Ridge. Great trip!
Posted Oct 24, 2001 6:58 pm

DeanDrop dead gorgeous

Dean

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When I saw this one today, Wow was the word that immediately came out. WOW. Calendar quality.
Posted Dec 20, 2002 10:51 am

Bob BoltonRe: Drop dead gorgeous

Bob Bolton

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Thanks again Dean! The WOW part is caused by the mountain scenery itself. You'll just have to join my friends and me for some trips up into that country. Of course next summer's main focus for me (in the NCs) is Buckner and Bonanza, if those might be of interest to you. And I'm hoping to do Olympus as well. But as great as the Olympics are, they don't hold a candle to the North Cascades. :-)

Bob
Posted Dec 20, 2002 12:39 pm

DeanRe: Drop dead gorgeous

Dean

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True that the WoW part is caused by the scenery but the guy behind the camera has to capture it like you do. There are a lot of pics of great scenery that doesn't do justice but, you sir, are consistant in your quality.

Email me the dates you're planning on those trips when you get a chance.
Posted Dec 20, 2002 12:57 pm

hgrapidAmazing photograph, wonderful artistry!

hgrapid

Voted 10/10

This is the type of photo that makes people get in their cars and drive to the mountains. Absolutely beautiful!
Posted Jan 29, 2004 10:28 am

Bob BoltonRe: Amazing photograph, wonderful artistry!

Bob Bolton

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Thanks very much! Happily there are no roads within view of Bonanza, due to its location deep inside Glacier Peak Wilderness. Bonanza is my top priority peak for 2004.



Bob

Posted Jan 29, 2004 10:53 pm

rpcWow!

rpc

Voted 10/10

Speechless!!!!!
Posted Jan 29, 2004 11:29 am

lcarreauI remember this image!

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Really brings back memories for me. Had hiked to Spider Gap from Trinity in Sept 1987. Gee, still remember it like yesterday - how many actual (hiking) miles is it to the base of Bonanza? Awesome country!
Posted Sep 9, 2007 3:22 pm

Bob BoltonRe: I remember this image!

Bob Bolton

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We approached Bonanza from Holden Village, camping at Holden Lake. I've never checked mileage from the Phelps Creek TH over to Bonanza, but that would probably be the shortest route to the mountain other than Holden Village. -Bob
Posted Sep 10, 2007 1:39 am

WingnutGreat shot!

Wingnut

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Awesome photos Bob!
Posted Jul 23, 2009 12:08 am

Bob BoltonRe: Great shot!

Bob Bolton

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Thanks Joel. But as you well know, I didn't make the beauty.
Posted Jul 23, 2009 8:56 pm

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Bob BoltonSubmitted by Bob Bolton
on Sep 27, 2001 9:24 pm

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Lat/Lon: 48.23810°N / 120.865°W
Object Title: Bonanza Peak from the Upper Lyman Basin

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