splattski wrote:Looking for trip reports from both agb and DrGranola......
C'mon, fellers, feed our need!
There's not much to report, sadly.
After arriving in Stanley and getting a look at the snow, we decided to do something a little more obvious. We ended up hiking up to the Baron Divide, and getting as close to the top of Peak 9510 (up the ridge directly north of the divide) as I could. I thought it looked like a nice little high point on the topo map, but turned around 50-60 feet from the top when I reached the class 4-5 stuff on the summit block. I only looked at it from the south side, so there might have been a way to scramble around and up. Since getting back, I haven't found any evidence that anyone has ever been too interested in climbing it, though.
If you're ever on the Baron Divide, I would suggest going uphill (north) a little bit, for a sweet view of the Mayan Temple that you don't get from the saddle.
Anyway, there was a fair amount of snow in the Alpine Lake basin -- no lake to speak of, just a big icefield and there were giant cornices hanging off of the ridgetops off Packrat peak. This was two weeks ago, so...I'm probably not any help to someone planning a trip now.
Thanks for the advice, even though I wasn't able to use it. Hope I have a chance to sometime in the future.