Cougar Divide - Chowder Ridge Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014
Perfect September day .. sunny, warm, no bugs, lots of blueberries and gypsy mushrooms. The rock on Chowder Ridge and near the summit especially is steep and loose but the views are pretty much the best I can imagine. 3 hours to the summit, 7 hours round trip with some considerable dilly dallying.
Nice climb via hadley glacier and chowder ridge spectacular view of north ridge of baker. Also summit covered in small lady bugs literally thousands of them. Camped on a high plateau near a spectacular innately overlooking the lava divide.
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