From Waldorf mine, it's a pretty easy jaunt. I remember this being one heck of a windy day!
Didn't realize how long of a day this commanded. Beautiful weather though. Got some good practice on the snowfields too.
Froze in the morning and fried in the afternoon.
Did Argentine from Square Top via the south ridge. The snow was soft enough to go without crampons, but I left my snowshoes on. Great views in all directions on this bi-centennial.
Hiked up the Leavenworth road. The 20-miles turned out to be longer than I thought.
Followed the road from waldorf and then the ridge to the top. There was still a good deal of snow on the road in places.
Great way to escape the crowds on the 4th!
real easy hike up the peru creek road and the argentine trail. got challenging, slope wise, after deciding to head directly up the face. not much snow for time being.
I climbed Argentine on a bluebird January day. From there we traversed over to Mount Edwards and back and then finished our day with a climb of Mount Wilcox.
Pretty good day up there. Started from the hairpin turn on the Guanella Pass road, went up to Naylor Lake, around its north shore and then followed the gully up to the Argentine-Wilcox saddle. A short hike over windblown tundra from there.
Nice views of Grays and Torreys from here. Very nice hike.
Starting from the Peru Gulch road, we had planned on taking the trail to Argentine Pass. Upon reaching a viewpoint of this side we determined that it was extra mileage and there were several couloirs traversing the trail that covered it in snow. Therefore we only used the bottom, more southern, section of the trail and then hiked up the steeper tundra direct to the summit. Many options exist on this wide face. On the descent we glissaded one of the several couloirs, probably for over 1,500 vertical feet. An ice axe was handy for the descent and several of these early season couloirs would make fine moderate snow routes if conditions are right after the road opens in the spring.
The trail is the old road that continues past the mine to Argentine Pass at 13,200 feet. From the pass I picked a route over UN 13449 (class I/II) to the summit.