8/27/17 w/Chris Rost, Jennifer Tomsheck, Cory Lehr
Little Chief - Mahtatopa - Red Eagle
Did the LC to RE traverse starting at Virginia Falls. Descended to trail and then hiked to stashed canoes at Silver Dollar Beach. Hot sunny, smokey day.
Climb Glacier National Park team Chris Rost, Jennifer Tomsheck, Cory Lehr, Kyle Martin.
Climbed on epic day after Red Eagle and Mahtotopa with descent toward Virginia Falls to reach GTS road in the dark.
Also climbed 8/26/99 with Vern returning from Almost a Dog
Climbed in 2011 with Ely Behrhorst. Took a nap on the summit. I really enjoyed the goat trail traverse around to the backside. This is one of the classic peaks GNP.
With fellow Many Glacier bellman Levi Webb. We ascended the West Slope Route from the St. Mary Falls TH. We bushwhacked for about 20 minutes after crossing the bridge at Virginia Falls before picking up elk trails. One particularly well-traveled trail was flagged with orange tape, and made the ascent through the thick forest much more enjoyable. After busting out onto the open slopes of the west face, we made an ascending traverse around some rocky outcroppings before finding a Class III break in the algal reef. From there, we gradually ascended on broad goat trails until reaching an obvious Class II scree and talus field that made for an easy, yet tiring final 1000+ feet to the summit. Retraced our steps on the descent, and ran into a small black bear on the trail on the way back.
~6 hour ascent, ~4.5 hour descent