Camped near Dan's Lake and drove our vehicles up to the end of the road (nasty 4WD). A snow cornice remained at the saddle but could be worked around on its eastern end. A great viewpoint for viewing the rest of the La Sals and looking down into the Canyonlands and Arches areas. I was accompanied by my son in law Andrew Davis and Dennis Poulin
Route Climbed: Beaver Basin Date Climbed: September 1, 2003
I had failed again on this one in July, because I didn't bring an adequate map and chose to mix two routes that I wasn't a bit familiar with.
This time, I biked up Beaver Basin, and parked near some rusty mechanical debris around 10,500 feet. The hike up was simple and direct up to the saddle to the SW of Waas. I met a guy that I had talked with on the previous visit to Waas earlier in the season. I had a nap at the summit, and awoke to hundreds of crows (or some other large black birds) circling the mountain. UH Oh...The ride down was terrific. The next best thing to a hot-tub after a long ride/hike is a ride down that doesn't require pedaling. Go figure.