Fantastic views of Wedding...

Fantastic views of Wedding Cake to the south from the summit of Thompson Peak. 3 September 2005

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rhyang

rhyang - Sep 6, 2005 7:32 pm - Hasn't voted

looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

Less snow than a month ago. Nice work !

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 7, 2005 11:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

Yes, the warm summer has taken its toll. I didn't cross any snow patches at all in getting to the summit. Your picture shows why that ridge is called the Wedding Cake, complete with the white icing.

rhyang

rhyang - Sep 7, 2005 12:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

That's a great metaphor ! But I wasn't aware that the whole ridge was called Wedding Cake, just the peak in the lower left of your photo. Are the maps wrong ?

Samantha

Samantha - Sep 7, 2005 3:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

Rob,

That close one is Wedding Cake? Jeez, I coulda made it to that one but I was busy wondering which was the summit in the cluster further away.

rhyang

rhyang - Sep 7, 2005 3:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

Samantha - yes, WC was definitely a fun bonus. The maps don't show a name for that far cluster though - perhaps just Peak 2708 (meters) ?



Looks like maybe it might be a fun scramble from Bear Valley Meadows / Papoose Lake though. Something I should do next summer.

Samantha

Samantha - Sep 7, 2005 5:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

Re: the cluster, I was thinking "if that's Wedding Cake, that's one messed up cake!"

rhyang

rhyang - Sep 8, 2005 12:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

that's one messed up cake



hehehe ... gotta love the Trinities !

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 8, 2005 5:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

You are right Wedding Cake is at the lower left. I think that is Mount Hilton at the far end of the ridge. I still like your photo with the icing better.

rhyang

rhyang - Sep 9, 2005 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: looks like the ridge has pretty well melted out

Dennis I think you're right about the farthest peak on the ridge - probably Hilton (I figured Samantha was talking about the cluster between there and WC). It sounds like Hilton is only about 9m lower than Thompson. Wonder if the best way to get there is via Boulder Lakes ...

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