With Chris Wilson. Hiked in to Glacier Lake day one, saw weather coming so we bagged Glacier Peak via the east ridge before dinner. Camped at Glacier Lake with rain in the night. Hiked over to Lakes Basin day two and with rain coming in we just hiked out instead. Just beat the downpour to the trailhead.
FYI, stick to the ridge and avoid the steep miserable scree.
First climbed Eagle Cap then glisaded down to Glacier Lake. Headed up the ridge and climbed direct to the summit. Puckered up quite a bit climbing the snow shoot to the summit. No gear other than trekking poles. Was a great day!
Climbed with Mr clam but opted out of the free soloing of the dragon spine. I scrambled east of the spine across fields of granite up onto the east ridge.
Followed the Dragon Spine ridge from Eagle cap. Very fun 4th class.
Climbed with group the same day as Eagle Cap. Easy fun scrambling over granite slabs -- hardest bit was crossing icy snowfield sans crampons roughly north/northwest of Glacier Peak. Traversed over to the east side of Glacier Peak and ascended the ridge above Prospect Lake. Great weather & views on top!
Climbed this one on the same day as Eagle Cap, hiking the ridge from Eagle Cap. From the summit we headed down x-country back to our camp at Frazier Lake. It was my first two-summit day.
I did a 30 mile training run starting at Wallowa Lake through the lakes basin in '96 and in the process went up to the summit of Eagle Cap. I took a few pics of adjacent Glacier Peak on the trip and never forgot it's beauty.
I was able to repeat the trip, but from the Lostine River trailhead on Aug. 12th, 2004, (and this time took a much better camera!)
This was one of the hottest days of the year - 105 degrees in some of the lower elevation towns in Oregon, so it was perfect for a dash to the summit with a bare minimum of equipment to both Eagle Cap and Glacier Peak. 23.3 miles total and two peaks bagged. What a day!