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EllieGash hiked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012
Don't follow the trail, but stay on the north ridge to avoid the downed trees from the fire. The trail only exsists for 1/4 mile, so you don't gain much. It maybe a bit longer of a hike, but worth looking into Sweathouse canyon once you are on the ridge. Gorgeous hike and great views. Remember the actual summit is about 1/4 mile north, once you hit the saddle. Follow the creek back down to enjoy the ponds. Still plenty of snow patches and water in 2012 July.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 9:28 pm

MTfred19SE ridge from Gash Creek  Sucess!

MTfred19

Can't recall the exact date. November '09? Low clouds blocked the view of Sky Pilot and only allowed a fleeting glimpse of Bear Lake. Slipped a ways down some very slick windblown slopes on the way down.
Posted Mar 5, 2011 5:01 pm

alpine climbersummer jaunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

alpine climber

Nice half-day hike. Good views all around
Posted Jul 21, 2008 10:56 am

mtn earGreat Ski area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2005

mtn ear

Probably not a spectacular hike in summer, but this is a great backcountry ski area in winter.
Posted Apr 18, 2008 5:24 pm

NOO2powder  Sucess!

NOO2

There was 40 inches of fresh snow. It was the most amazing day of skiing I have ever had. Gash point will live in infamy.
Posted Dec 28, 2007 7:22 pm

thephotohikerEnjoy the Burn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2010

thephotohiker

16may10 - I decided to hit the mountains a bit earlier this year. Gash Point was the first of the year. The snow was a bit on the crappy side - not very consolidated very well yet. Had to use snowshoes even early in the morning while climbing. Yuck!

10jun09 - Used this summit as an early-season get-in-shape climb. Good weather and great views always make this summit a nice place to visit.

3jun08 - Decided to see just how much snow there was up high after our very snowy Bitterroot Winter. There was still a lot. Close to the summit there were drifts over 20' deep. Saw several elk cows, prints from mule deer, and a squirrel above snow line.

October 2006 - Climbed just to see what damage had been caused by the summer's Gash Creek Fire. Not too bad.

July 2006 - As it had rained fairly heavily the night before, bushwhacking up this route provided us with very wet legs and feet. The humidity kept the rest of our bodies wet with sweat!
Posted Dec 17, 2007 8:13 pm

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