Leaving Yang Yang Lakes, the...
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Leaving Yang Yang Lakes, the second camp and end of Stage 3 of the Ptarmigan Traverse. The S face of Spider Mountain is in the background, across the cirque at the head of Flat Creek.
The length of stages and location of camps are not written stone; our own party in 1991 didn't have time to reach Yang Yang Lakes after climbing Hurry-up (S Mountain) on our second morning. We dropped down from the col visible at the left end of Spider and traversed to the exposed rock rib that shows as a vertical gray line near the photo's left edge. We found space for our tents at about 6500 feet, and stayed two nights, climbing Mount Formidable on our third day.
Photo from August, 1991
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