Kaleetan Peak Comments
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|Looks good and pointy. Sharp photo caught my eye.|
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|Posted Jun 10, 2004 3:23 pm|
|Martin Cash||Untitled Comment|
|Posted Jun 10, 2004 6:04 pm|
|Gangolf Haub||Untitled Comment|
|Complete as usual!|
|Posted Jun 11, 2004 10:52 am|
|Brian Jenkins||Untitled Comment|
|Ah you beat me to this one. Was going to do it and add it later this year. Great page as usual.|
|Posted Jun 11, 2004 12:32 pm|
|Sorry, bud. You snooze: you snooze. You lose: you lose.|
|Posted Jun 11, 2004 9:34 pm|
|Jerry L||Untitled Comment|
|Real nice. Good, useful information.|
|Posted Jun 11, 2004 9:31 pm|
|mbgriffi||Alternate Route up of Down Kaleetan|
|I did Kaleetan this morning a couple of points of clarification might improve this a tad.|
1) The boot path on the ridge. Might consider changing from :
"find a path leading up the ridge to the NNW to Pt. 5700."
To : "the boot path is just past the second sign for the bathroom and heads directly up the ridge"
Also an alternate route is to continue on up past upper Lake Melakwa up into the talus fields heading for Melakwa Pass about .5 miles from the pass angle up west on the talus looking for the notch in the ridge line south of Kaleetan. (GPS coordinates : 47.459730 -121.477335) This is also the notch where the path climbs back up from the drainage above My Lake.
More details here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/niffgurd/3844247218/
|Posted Aug 21, 2009 9:39 pm|
|Curtissimo||Re: Alternate Route up of Down Kaleetan|
|I think mentioning point 5700 is pretty important as it is clearly indicated on the map and thus makes an easier navigation point. But your point about finding the trail is a good one. From the lake there is no signage for the climber's path and it would not be at all obvious without mentioning it in the route description. Maybe then:|
"find a boot path just beyond the second sign for the bathroom, and head NNW up the ridge to Pt. 5700."
|Posted Sep 11, 2009 9:29 pm|
|Some might appreciate knowing that the standard route on Kaleetan is quite "dog friendly". My two medium size off-leash dogs, Jasper and Heidi, both made it to the summit. The broad gully just beneath the summit has a few "steps" that require a dog to jump, and my old dog needed a boost on the rump, but this was only once. A great peak! (In August on a perfect weekend, the trailhead was insanely crowded. Lucky we packed in on Friday to the lake. Ranger made no comment at all on our two dogs off leash.)|
|Posted Dec 14, 2012 4:44 pm|