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South Slopes

Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 42.76800°N / 109.198°W

Object Title: South Slopes

Route Type: Off-trail Hike

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: Dave Hodge

Created/Edited: Jan 14, 2005 / Jan 17, 2005

Object ID: 163566

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Approach


The route starts near Big Sandy Lake. See the Getting There section on the main page for directions. This is commonly done as a backpacking trip, although it is possible to day hike this mountain from the Big Sandy Trailhead.

Route Description


From Big Sandy Lake, hike north on the Jackass Pass Trail. When it's convenient (almost anywhere before the pass), start bushwhacking up the south slopes on grass, talus, and through boulders near the top. To keep it easy, aim for slightly right of the summit until the broad east ridge is reached. This can be followed to the top.

Essential Gear


Standard hiking gear for the climb. Backpacking gear for the approach.

Images

Looking southeast from...The peaks of the Cirque of...Lizard Head Peak from...