Avalanche gulch C2C. A bit windy and cloudy at the top, but was surprised not to see anyone else climbing the peak!
In the best shape of my life, a solo scramble--parking lot to parking lot in an easy day. Some tipidness on the summit, lots of sulphur smell and other people sacked out other groveling around. Amazing day though, ate a whole lot of watermelon when I got back down to Weed.
Great weather the whole time we were on the mountain. From the Northgate TH we went up the Hotlum-Bolam Ridge route to the summit. Was able to celebrate my 34th birthday with my dad on the summit. An amazing experience.
Avalanche Gulch x 2 overnight and day-hike (4 hrs 50 mins to the top)
Green Butte Ridge x 2 overnight and day-hike
Casaval ridge day-hike
West Face overnight
Whitney Glacier overnight
Hotlum glacier (left gully was good alpine ice) overnight
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
Was this June 2/3?
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