Up Pacific's SE slopes, down the NE slopes around Pacific Tarn, and back over to do Atlantic's NE slopes. A moderate snow climb. Took Okie on this trip.
Wow, what a fantastic day! A little on the hot side, and an amazingly deep and fresh snow-pack! Applied sunscreen 3 times and still got burned. I loved this ridge and the views from the summit of this peak are just amazing.
Snow shoes in from Mayflower Gulch. Fun and decent snow conditions on the ridge. Sunny day and little wind on the summit.
Climbed W ridge from Mayflower Gulch in winter conditions. The knife edge and blustery wind made it interesting. Fun snow ridge, nice views.
David Cooper recommends snowshoes for a winter ascent, and so do I. Postholing to hips on the approach and descent provided a nice workout.
Climbed Pacific and Atlantic starting from the Mohawk Lakes trailhead and climbing the loose crap of a slope to Pacific Tarn.
Atlantic done first than the traverse to Pacific.
BTW...Do NOT do that slope in the summer. Do the east ridge instead
Traversed from Pacific to Atlantic and descended the West Ridge. Not quite enough snow at this time of year for the cornices to form, but there were some good features and it was a beautiful scene.
From Mayflower Gulch, no visibility at alll with first snow on loose rocks.
Climbed the West Ridge with Heath. Kelly and Kim made it nearly all the way. Lots of loose talus on 2 miserable slopes, other than that it was a fun class 2/3 scramble with some exposure. Parking way up the Mc Gulch road was a welcome surprise.
Great November climb, windy, but wonderful ridge. Will return in the spring too!
went up the west ridge and then north to Pacific and Crystal to make a fun loop. Plenty of flowers in the basins
Not very impressed actually with this mountain.
The ridge leading over to Fletcher however, WOW!
Climbed Atlantis in good conditions. We started up w/o crampons as the snow was rather soft and punch, even at 8am, but the shaded areas in the couloir were pretty firm, so we found a safe rest spot in the chute to put the crampons on. Skinned from the top of the couloir to the summit and skied off the summit down through the saddle with Pacific. Snow is getting soft early and not completely freezing overnight.
Good hike, love this valley
Fun ridge with LOTS of snow and some good wind higher up. Climbed with Tim P.
Climbed W ridge with MikeyB. Dropped skis and snowshoes at base of ridge. Lots of new snow made for tough plodding, but not horrendous. Above 13k had a bit of bitter wind kicking. Finally got all the summits in this gulch and it was my first sunny/clear day up there. 7hrs.
Climbed Atlantic and Pacific peaks during June of 2001. Both great hikes!
Quick trip from Mayflower.
Climbed from Pacific, third peak today (Crystal-Pacific-Atlantic) from Mayflower Gulch. Talus slope is gentler than Pacific's. Funny seeing all the people on top of Quandry on a Monday, and hardly anyone else around around these peaks today. I was tempted to descend from the West ridge because I thought I was close enough to the Boston mine to avoid the bad scree, talus and cliffs- boy was I wrong! I guess I just wanted to check it out first-hand ;) The descent sucked and wasn't very safe. Don't be fooled and stick to the West ridge on the way down as long as you can.
(Almost) complete solitude on a perfect below zero Easter day. Still winter on this peak in April.