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Red Ledge from its southern terminus. Note the chasm below the ledge indentation. This chasm and the indentation often has a snowfinger in it until August that makes for a short, sketchy traverse on steep snow. A friend of mine fell there earlier this year and wound up falling down the chasm. She lived and had to rig a rappel to get out of the base of the gully. Mid-August 2005.

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Eric SandboImportant feature

Eric Sandbo

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Thanks for these shots, Paul! The red Ledge is an important waypoint. It's in the ridge that comes down from art's Knoll, isn't it? I've drawn a route map for Stage 2, and based on a jog in the 6400' countour line, I figured the Red Ledge is there. Can you confirm that or straighten me out?
Posted Sep 12, 2005 3:34 am

KlenkeRe: Important feature

Klenke

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Yes, Red Ledge is located on the escarpment that forms Arts Knoll's West Ridge. I can't remember the exact elevation of the ledge but it seemed to be fairly close or maybe slightly higher than the elevation of Kool Aid Lake, which is approx. 6,100 ft. Plus, the ledge ascends about 100 feet from the north to the south. So your 6,400 ft might be a good guess. Or possibly 6,300 ft. I wouldn't base your guess on that topo jog. The ledge isn't such (in size) that it would necessitate a jog in the map.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 3:04 pm

Eric SandboRe: Important feature

Eric Sandbo

Voted 10/10

Got it. I should add a disclaimer to the main page (or each map page) that the routes drawn in are educated guesses, etc. It may take me a week or two to finish the main page, Stage 1, and Mix-up. If nobody's stepped up to start on Stage 2, I'll dig in. But first I need to catch up on sleep!



We did major portions of the southern half in crappy weather -- rain blasting us from the side, eyes glued to the compass, litterally counting our steps -- it was an adventure, but didn't result in the kind of panoramic photos that help reconstruct the trip.



I saw in a trip report you mass-mailed, that John Scurlock was in your list of recipients. He was in our party on the PT, but I'd lost touch with him. I oughta contact him to fill in some details from the trip.

Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:56 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Important feature

Bob Bolton

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Eric, speaking of John Scurlock -- I trust you're familiar with his amazing photo website, right?
Posted Feb 23, 2008 11:20 pm

Eric SandboRe: Important feature

Eric Sandbo

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Yes, I've drooled over his photos, but it's been a year or so since I've checked it out. Thanks for the reminder. I should go through his stuff and add appropriate links to my pages.
Posted Feb 25, 2008 1:01 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Important feature

Bob Bolton

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I met and chatted with John at the 100 Highest party at Don Beavon's home in Tulalip last November. I love what he's doing - a photo collection that's long been needed IMO.
Posted Feb 25, 2008 8:09 pm

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