RoryKuykendall wrote:RED!!! What date do you recall your trip to red? We attempted last year when there was still a bit of snow on top of red/ridge between spot mtn. and red mtn. We didn't have the time/weather to even think about crossing that snowy ridge btwn the two. We were there early july/late june if I recall correctly, and there was still snow on most of the tops of the 8.5+ in the twomed/cutbank area.
We did Red Mountain sometime in late July. Your boy Sean Doyle is in that photo, second from the front (with the large hind quarters). We hiked up the Pitamakan Pass trail for about three miles, then did an ascending traverse to the summit of Red from the southeast. We didn't have to deal with anything worse than class three. There was very little snow. Nothing sketchy at all (I'm strictly a fair weather mountaineer, if there is such a thing). It's one of my favorite summits of the ones I've done in Glacier. I like it because its one of the 25 highest in the park, yet it's not in any guide books (maybe it's in FlatheadNative's new one?) and rarely gets climbed. The views are remote and spectacular. I HIGHLY recommend it. Feel free to contact me at the Many Glacier Bell Desk this summer if you'd like any route specifics, but it's pretty straightforward. I've also done Ipasha if you'd like any info on that one. I used a slightly different route than Sean and those guys, one that doesn't involve crossing Ahern Glacier.
Wow, small world here in GNP. I'm already guessing you know sean from working in Many, he's going back there this year. I thought I recognized 'Mighty Mouse' traversing the grass slope in your photo, just wasn't quite sure! I'll be in the many area for 2 weeks or so in the month of June. I will definitely wanna do some ascents with you fellas!
EarMountain wrote:Here's two from last year.
1. One of my favorite views in the park is from the Summit of Cathedral Mountain looking toward Mount Merritt.
That view is outstanding!