5/27/17 w/Ryan Stadheim
Sperry Chalet (RIP) route in winter conditions. The first of many GNP summits for us two.
Did this one night to get cell service while staying with a friend at the Sperry Chalet (he's a maintenance guy, so I can stay in his cabin for free!)
Did this on a whim during the 20 mile hike over Gunsight Pass. Liked the view and had a couple mountain goats join me for awhile.
It was still classified as winter and was successful climbing the snow field to the peak. This was my first ever peak climb at GNP and now I'm totally addicted.
A very long day with EJ. Started bright and early at Gunsight trailhead. We hiked Gunsight Pass, descended to Ellen Wilson, climbed back up to the peak, and then all the way down to LMD! Hot day, but the swim in LEW was amazing! Great beach!
Started from Gunsight Pass, with Pete, Chris, and Tim. Enjoyed the quick summit before making our way to Lake McDonald.
Bagged this right after we set up our tent at Sperry Campground. Our goal for the trip was Edwards Mtn but this was so close we couldn't resist. Climbed with wife Kristi (MtnNinja)
Climbed with my brother. Gunsight looked like the Himalayas.
Gorgeous views! Original plan was to hike from Lake McDonald to St. Mary then catch the shuttle back. The past winter's snow killed my plans. Instead we opted for some single night hikes ending with a night of winter camping at Sperry campground. Set up camp and cruises up to the summit in about 35 minutes. Glad I did because that gave me the best views of the park that I had seen to that point. Lake Ellen Wilson was still mostly frozen and it looked like a winter wonder land all around the back side of Lincoln Pass. Looking forward to going back and climbing some more challenging peaks!
2010 Aug Beautiful sunny day. I hiked solo and had lunch at the Sperry Chalet cafeteria after the hike. They had 3 kinds of freshly baked bread!
2011 April 9 with GMS. Shortly after the Crystal Ford we snow shoed off trail across Sprague Creek and straight up to the ridge top and had a 2 mile ridge walk. Whoa was it incredible! We didn't summit due to a dicey area near the final easy push to the top. With less snow, we would have made it. Too much avalanche danger.
Long fun hike on a beautiful day with The Boys
2005 with john
1992 with Bill, Richard, Douglas and Jen.
1974 solo after dinner while staying at the Sperry Chalet.
Climbed with Linda.
Went with a large group for this winter ascent. We split in to two groups. Half approached the normal route via Sperry and Lincoln Pass. The other half crossed Sprague creek early and attained the ridge then climbed the South West side.
Nice little mountain.
My roomate Logan was on the Sperry trailcrew and I headed up to visit him for a weekend off of my job on another crew in West. We did the quick jaunt from the trails cabin up to the summit with headlamps in tow for a sunset of epic proportions. (date climbed estimated)
Hiked with Rebelgrizz, Tater, and JFK. Went straight past the Chalet to the summit, 15 mile round trip.
Climbed with my incredible wife and 5 other awesome friends including Vantana and his wife, echoguy and his wife and Hank F.
Carried the wine in a nalgene bottle and used the plastic cups from the chalet, talk about high class!
Short detour on an OTHG hike from McDonald Lodge to Jackson Overlook
Also climbed with my little brother, Jamie, and Vern on 7/31/97. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Z360jPAeg