Fun scramble up the west ridge from Hoffer lake. Descended the south ridge and went up to Angell peak. The plan was to then head west to Lees but smacked my knee after stepping in a snow well and had to head back to LG to get stitches lol.
Tail end of a week in the Blue Mountains
First one of the day, came up the west ridge cross country and then on to Angell.
Returned to climb this one again 20 years later, in honor of my first climbing partner Jim. He will be greatly missed. Thanks for getting me started Jim.
This was a great mountain to climb with my brother Jerrod early in the summer. There was a little rock scrambling to the top but the view was awesome. Green everywhere you look. We found a pocket knife up here but decided to leave it for the next lucky summiter.
Josh and I hiked the south ridge from Angell peak. We dubbed this one "butterfly peak" because there were about 5 of them enjoying the summit views with us.
Scrambled up the west ridge, mountain goats were milling about down low, nice warm september hike.
splattski and I had a good snowshoe up this. It is fairly steep but quick. We went up the south ridge and down the west ridge a ways before dropping down the north face
Climbed up the South Ridge because we were hiking with dogs and wanted to keep it as easy as possible for them. Descended via the Southwest "face" which was much more open, much easier, more straightforward climbing. I would recommend that as an ascent route over either of the other ridges.
Started from Anthony Lake, hiked past Lilypad Lake, the up the NE ridge. Steeper than expected, which was good for the two 12-year old boys I took. Rico actually led quite a bit and once I caught up with him it was too late to mention his route was too steep.
Climbed in conjunction with Angle, Lee and Lookout. Was a great day and a crazy view down the shoot.
I attempted to climb this soon after I had toe surgery. I choose it due to it's apparent easy access from Anthony Lake, and beautiful aspect, but apparently it was too soon to after my operation and I wasn't able to make it very far before I had to turn around due to toe trouble. A beautiful area though to be sure and well worth a side trip if you're in the general area and are looking for a nice diversion.
This was the first time I had ever climbed in the winter. My friend Jim and I picked it because of the easy access. It was a graet little climb, couldn't see much due to the snow. It snowed 18 inches in the 8 hours we were up there. Still fun!
Been to the top of Gunsight many times with Troop 514 out of La Grande, OR. Beautiful day-hike that only takes two-three hours. Hiked up out of Hoffer Basin and scrambled up into the notch of Gunsight for lunch. Did some exploring up top looking down toward Angel Basin, but returned the way I had arrived. Great weather, Anthony Lakes were bustling with activity of early-summer enthuasists but out of Hoffer Basin only saw one hiker.
Climbed the west ridge on a brisk morning and then scrambled across the peaks to the south before dropping down to the trail. From there I went east and south to Cunningham Saddle, then back over Angel Saddle and down the 73 trail to Anthony Lake. A great day it was.
I did this one as part of a 4-day trip to the Elkhorns. After camping at Summit Lake, I hiked back to the Elkhorn Crest trailhead on Forest Road 73, and still had 5 or 6 hours of daylight left so I gave this one a shot. It was hands down the most fun of the whole 50 miles covered. Fun, but not too dangerous scramble, and I still had enough time to hike The Lakes Lookout afterwards. This was certainly a little different scenery than the rest of Oregon. I hope to be back soon!