With Tracy and first peak for Buster.
With Buster and Bryan. Very mellow.
Not a cloud in the sky or a bit of wind! Suprising being on the divide without any wind. I would have went on to Whale Peak if I wasn't deconditioned and pregnant! Hiked from Georgia Pass.
Did a loop of Sheep G, Glacier Peak, Whale Peak and Bullion BM before hiking back down the road to my car. For an "unranked" peak this one has some great views to the south!
Betsy and I climbed this mountain from Georgia Pass, and by coincidendental timing we managed to meet Randy and Sharon Breunlin (and her nephew) at the top of Whale. They arrived simultanously via the gibson Lake route, and we had a great party at the summit.
Late start from Jefferson Lake. I meant to go for a nice easy dog walk. Ended up scrambling up very loose, exposed terrain on the SE face of Pt. 12,245'. Not exactly sure why. Descended gentler slopes into the Jefferson Creek drainage as thunderstorms approached. I was joined by my brother's samoyed, Vlad.
We started the day one of only two 4x4s at the Georgia Pass summit. We greetd three bow hunters and were on our way in the silence of the Continental Divide. The views, once we left the trees near Georgia Pass, were out of control lovely the entire hike. After summitting, we then encountered the armada of ATVs chugging up the mountain. By the time we got back down to the pass it was a 3-ring circus of ATVs, Jeeps, SUVs, dirt bikes, hikers, dogs, kissing couples, retirees and mountain bikers. This is a great dog hike with knock-out views. Partner: Husband. Dogs: Lady, Bing & Lela.
I was joined by my wife and two dogs. We started at Jefferson Lake and gained Glacier's S Ridge just above the lake. The hiking was nice and gentle with lots of tundra hiking. We tagged glacier and hiked on to Whale. We finished by going over the 2 ranked 12ers to the South and descended steeply to the Lake.
A mellow hump with what I imagine would be great views were it not for the whiteout. The trip back to Jefferson Lake was enjoyable too. A nice easy hike.
Chased back by thunder