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Snidely WhiplashEasy Two-fer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015

Snidely Whiplash

With Scorpion.
Posted Dec 7, 2016 6:37 pm

ericwillhiteFrom Glacier Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


Our group camped at Glacier Lake, next morning went up to Surprise Gap and took the trail up to the summit. From there, took a faint trail down to Pieper Pass (crossed the new PCT) and continued to Spark Plug. http://www.willhiteweb.com/alpine_lakes_wilderness/surprise_mountain/spark_plug_175.htm
Posted Sep 15, 2014 1:11 pm

seabadgeWith Gimpilator
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013


Trail to the top. Broad summit, good views.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 5:00 pm

gimpilatorMac, Surprise, Spark Plug  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013


We came from Mac and traversed to Spark Plug.

A Video by Bryan K:

Posted Jul 10, 2013 2:13 pm

RedwicAwesome Alpine Lakes Hike!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008


This hike had a little of everything... from gentle paths to steep slopes, from creek crossings to alpine lakes, from silence to excitement. I had my first-ever encounter with a cougar (he was about 20 feet away from me) at Surprise Gap, during my descent, but he was scared off when I made loud noises by hitting my hiking stick against a rock and blowing my emergency whistle a few times. He was probably stalking me, so I'm glad I noticed him before he made any moves on me.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 11:48 pm

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