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Ruth Mountain Album

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Created/Edited: Aug 17, 2008 / Aug 17, 2008

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Ruth Mountain Climb 8-17-08

An amazing climb. We started at Hannegan Pass Trailhead at 8:15 am. Made short work of the hike to Hannegan Pass and on up to the south to Ruth Mountain. The views were amazing as we went higher, but it was HOT and humid which slowed me down a little. We finally made it to the bottom of Ruth Glacier and hung out with a couple of backpackers and a very nice girl from Seattle. This was Chris' and mine first real glacier traverse, so we followed all the rules to the T. Even though the slope was modest, we roped up, put on our crampons and carried our ice axes. Other than having to dodge 1 crevasse (easy enough to do) the ascent was simple but tiring. The glacier is in good condition and the weather perfect (except for the heat). It got a little windy near the top, but the views were spectacular! Mount Shuksan was amazing, Baker, the entire Picket range, Hannegan and on to the peaks near the border (Tomihoy, Larabee, American Border Peak, Canadian Border peak, Goat Mnt. etc). We watched some hikers from a Mountaineering group coming back (or going to?) to Icy Peak. This hike looks even more amazing and we want to do this next. The descent was uneventful except for the heat. It was really hot! We made it back to the truck by around 3:30 pm. Like I said, an amazing hike, highly recommended. And the glacier really is not very technical. A good first Glacier we thought.

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Amazing views leading to Ruth Ridge

Amazing views leading to Ruth Ridge

Ridge and Glacier leading to Ruth Mnt

Ridge and Glacier leading to Ruth Mnt

Ruth Mountain Blue Bells

Ruth Mountain Blue Bells

View of Ridge leading to Icy Peak

View of Ridge leading to Icy Peak

Hannegan Pass

Hannegan Pass

Cool looking Mount Shuksan

Cool looking Mount Shuksan

Preparing to go on Ruth Glacier

Preparing to go on Ruth Glacier

Ruth Glacier

Ruth Glacier

Indian Paintbrush on way to Ruth Mnt.

Indian Paintbrush on way to Ruth Mnt.

Hannegan Camp - Beautiful

Hannegan Camp - Beautiful

Ruth Glacier Crevasse

Ruth Glacier Crevasse

One the way to Ruth past pass

One the way to Ruth past pass

Cow Parsnip Flowers on way to Ruth Mnt.

Cow Parsnip Flowers on way to Ruth Mnt.

Fields of Lupin on the way to Ruth Mnt.

Fields of Lupin on the way to Ruth Mnt.

Beautiful Meadows on way to Ruth Mnt.

Beautiful Meadows on way to Ruth Mnt.


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