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Middle Palisade conditions?

Postby kommish » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:37 pm

Has any one been up the South Fork lately? Was just wondering the condition of the glacier and the chutes. Do most people camp around Finger Lake.

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Postby JedSMG » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:07 pm

I was last there on 6/24. The approach to camping at Finger Lake is dry and buggy. Above Finger Lake you'll have patches of snow until the glacier. The medial moraine/final approach is probably patchy. The route had snow patches, but was totally climbable at the time I was there. Got to be better now.
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Postby Kurt Wedberg » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:09 pm

There are a few spots at Finger Lake to set up a small tent. Most of them are melted off by now. Here are a couple pictures from July 5:

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Middle Pal, Normal Clyde Peak, and the glaciers from July 5

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Looking up from below Middle Pal near the start of the routes from the glacier on July 5
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Postby kommish » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:29 pm

Thanks Guys for the update, nice pictures Kurt weather and route look great. Looking forward to the trip.
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