Weather was perfect, if a bit smoky in the distance. Overnight at Marine Camp from North Gate, summit the next morning. Had the mountain to ourselves until afternoon.
Solo route on a mountain I have always wanted to climb!
My first time up at 14er!
Summitted in 3 hours 56 minutes from Bunny Flat. Had a hard time on the ascent with no crampons or axe. Wore just shorts, a t-shirt, a day pack with 2L of water, ankle socks and low cut north face hiking boots. Was under-prepared if I was looking for comfort. The soft dirt and pebbles filled my shoes many times. Descended in 2 hours 19 minutes. Total hike time: 6 hours 15 minutes Total mileage 11.7 miles
Didn't make it to the top, but will try again very soon.
I tried to summit in May with skis but had to turn around when the snow was getting too soft. I didn't drag those things all the way up there to ski crappy snow. This time around I left the skis behind and made the summit no problem. A little under 5 hours from Helen Lake. Summited with my cousin Cory. Found very few other people on the mountain but met a couple of very cool people on the summit. Well worth the effort!
Finally made it. First time trying Avalanche Gulch is summer; much easier than expected, but a great day none the less. 4:28 from Helen Lake to the summit.
With a camp at Helen Lake
fun laid back day. 5.5 hrs to summit from helen
Summitted via Avalanche Gulch with an overnight at Helen Lake. What a great trip with 3 others from Missouri that I hooked up with through SP!!!
Weather was great and the mountain was enormous.
Went up the Hotlum-Bolum Ridge from the North Gate. Hardly anyone on that route. Perfect weather on summit day. Beautiful views.
Hike during the night reached summit at 6 am
oh well, snowed out again : (
Was this June 2/3?
First time playing with crampons and an ice ax. All went well. Next time will bring a helmet.
Perfect weather. Lot's of slushy snow, snowshoes on the way up to Helen, camped on Thursday night, then headed up Friday morning. Headed up Sargent's Ridge to the top of Thumb Rock, then on up through the Red Banks to Misery Hill then the summit. Only two other people in the summit register.
Spent the night at Bunny Flat in my truck on Tuesday 5/8/12...headed to Horse Camp around Mid Day on Wednesday where I camped for the night. Headed uo to Helen on Thuirsday morning...60lb ski pulk (Sled) and snowshoes got me to helen around 1pm. Setup camp and remained there until early Saturday morning. Woke at 2am got dressed and was climbing by 3am. Reached Summit at 11am on May 12, 2012. I headed back to Helen and packed up camp for a long descent. Back at Bunny Flat by 6:30pm.