Mount Sniffel and Point 11,962

Seen from Chief Mountain.

Sniffel, so imposing from the Kirwin site, is the pointed summit a little left of center. It is really just the end of the north ridge of Point 11,962, which is behind and above Sniffel here. One can make a loop via East Fork Pass and the pass at the head of Cascade Creek and climb this peak en route. East Fork Pass is actually visible to the right; look for what appears to be a snow-filled couloir and then look just above it, for that is the pass, and this gives you an idea of how steep the final approach to the pass is.

Absaroka Range, WY-- July 2010


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