Took it easy and still got up really fast. Went over to Sunset as well. Pics and route map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/alta_ski_area/mount_wolverine/sunset_peak_200.htm
Hiked the ridge. Hit up Wolverine, Tuscarora & Millicent. Looking over the different parts of the valley from Tuscarora felt like Heaven. Did this hike back in 06 with my good friend Dino and had to do it again. Had lunch and a few beers on the way back down. Wonderful hike.
Always a good ski
Probably did my first climb in the early 80's.
Climbed to Twin Lakes Pass and made an impromptu decision with my partners to head out to Wolverine Peak. From there, traversing over Tuscarora to Catherine Pass seemed the logical descent. A pleasant 4-hour hike on a beautiful fall day.
8/2/08 - Climbed both of these peaks as part of the Brighton Ridge Run.
Wolverine/Tuscarora from Grizzley Gulch (over Patsy Marley) to Catherine Pass and back to Alta.
March 19, 2015 - Pat M and I did a ski tour up to Patsy Marley, over to Wolverine and down to Tuscarora, then skied the south aspect between Wolverine and Tuscarora down into Alta.
April 18, 2009 -- From Grizzly Gulch, on skis, en route to skiing the Wolverine Cirque.
Mar 29, 2008 -- Skinned up to Twin Lakes pass from Alta via the Grizzly Gulch, turned south at the pass and started up the ridge nearly made it to Patsy Marley but the wind was so strong and I was on the windward side, so I had to head down then turn west to gain the ridge up to Patsey Marley dropping onto it's leeward side. From Patsy Marley I skinned along the Cirque ridge top to Mt. Wolverine, and then down to Mount Tuscarora. The Wolverine Cirque is awesome. Due to the strong winds and the wind loading, I decided to ski down the south side of Tuscarora into the Catherines area of Alta ski resort. From the peaks I enjoyed the westward view of Superior, the north view of the honey comb cliffs, the east view of Brighton and Catherine Lake area, and the south view of Sugarloaf and Devils Castle.
Toured up this with Steve G. in late January. Came up from Alta via Grizzly Gulch. Had a few really nice runs on the north aspects below the peak before heading back up to Grizzly.
Triple action hiking this morning with Asher. I recomend it to anyone who wants a quality hike but doesn't have all day.
With Justin A., we parked at Silver Lake, up to Twin Lakes Pass, up to Wolverine, over to Tuscarora, then back over to Millicent and down to the car.
via Catherine's Pass, after work one evening. We were going to go over Millicent too, but it was getting late, so we dropped off the ridge, crossed a boulder-field, and jogged down the trail to Brighton from Twin Lakes, arriving at the parking lot just as it was getting too dark to see.
Edited: did these peaks again Oct 14, 2007 this time including Sunset Peak and Millicent; see this album
Another update: in December 2010, skied from Grizzly Gulch over Patsy Marley, then skied off Wolverine (to the northeast) and Tuscarora (west face) then did two laps on Sunset Peak's north face. Summitted again in spring 2011 as part of a few laps in Wolverine Cirque - skied the west couloir from the summit (awesome).
I hiked the ridge including Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent; got caught in a huge storm. It was awesome. yeah!
Hiked the Brighton Ridge to Millicent, Woverine, Tuscarora, Sunset Peak, and Pioneer Peak. Tremendous fun! Millicent's NE ridge is easy snow hiking. Wolverine/Tuscarora is easy snow hiking as well. Sunset is a bit harder because there is a Class 3/4 rock spine in the middle of the ridge. I chose to bypass the rock spine onto a 38 degree, north facing slope which brought me back onto the ridge. Only use that bypass under total stable snow conditions. Pioneer Peak was a beast. 3' snow drifts on the ridge about every 20 feet. Hiking down off of Pioneer was 2' of soft powder all the way to Brighton. Good workout! Views are oustanding. Highly recommended.
Nice easy hike to take a lady on, but still get some nice exposure on the cirque traverse. Very interesting views on each side it both these peaks look so different. Nice to stop at the lakes on the way down for a lunch.
Four successful times. The Silver Lake/Catherine Pass/Marys Lake r/t is about 4 hours. Fantastic views. Another loop on 9-14-06 included both Honeycomb Cliff summits and Millicent. This was also about 4 hours. Two snow climbs (3-15-07, 4-27-07) provided many spectacular views of surrounding summits and the Wolverine cirque. Thanks to Brent, Christine, Lana and Kim. Well, make that five times, and today was in early season snow (10-23-07) and lots of it. With Dave, Michelle, Christine & Lana. #6 7-22-08 w/ Brent as part of Silver Lake loop including Sunset and Pioneer Peaks (4.5 hrs r/t). #7 on 1-31-09 w/ Brent on a windy, blue-sky-everywhere day. 2+21 up, 1+31 down (snowshoes all the way) #8 on 4-21-09 as part of Brighton Bowl ridge run including Millicent, Tuscarora, Sunset, Pioneer, 10,321, Preston, Clayton and 10,420'. 6+45 car to car. Began at Nordic Ctr at Silver Lake. #9 3-16-10 From Nordic Ctr over Patsy Marley. 2+15 up, nursing a recovering knee injury. 1+35 down, snowshoes the entire trip. #10 4-20-10 With Brent, Dave & Walt. Next to last 10er as part of Brighton Ridge Run on snow for this spring. Great in spite of gusty winds and a few crotch-deep post holes. #11 on 10-19-10 as part of Alta Ridge Run w/ Dave (Cardiff Pass to saddle east of Sugarloaf, etc.) #11 3-13-14 W/ ZeeJay via Grizzly Gulch & Patsy Marley on SS. 1+40 up. #12 8-23-14 1st snows. After H. Cliffs & P. Marley. Great surprise afterwards; I am one lucky guy! #13 09-02-19 (Labor Day) W. Yz. Brighton Ridge Run from Clayton to Patsy Marley. Very warm.
From Silver Lake to Twin Lakes Pass, above Wolverine Cirque and so on to Mt. Majestic. Beautiful Day and lots of solitude.
Up and down the same way from Catherine Pass starting at Alta. Fun and on the easier side, with some cool views of the surrounding peaks.
very quick and scenic. gets you quickly away from the crowds that show up at Catherine Pass.
(if you are on your way from Wolverine to Catherine Pass.) A great hike (or run) is to go up Grizzly Gulch to Twin Lakes Pass, climb Patsy Marley to the South, follow the rim around Wolverine Cirque to Wolverine, Tuscarora, Catherine Pass, and descend Albion to your start.