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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Drove down Trio FSR, a little chainsaw action later, we were hiking through a cutblock under the Trio Spires, with Doctor SW1 looming overhead, Grainger at our backs...Which one to do?!?! We made a Doctors Appointment 3 years ago, we should probably live up to our word and get there finally.



Followed a prominent shoulder of forest to the headwall,and took a rest at a large boulder at the end of the ridge. The rock looked rather wet with streams gushing down, so we decided to take an alternative route, and downclimb the gully/avy chute, to our right and then climb back up on the next ridge system which would eventually lead to the col of Doctors and Trio Spires. Once up at the col, we took a look at our route, saw the sub peak/lower summit of Doctors, we bypassed it and went over to the higher summit by gaining a steep snow ramp.



Taking the ridge to the summit, loose and blocky in some spots. Once on the summit, there appeared to be a very old cairn, quite worn down with a few rocks. We rebuilt it.



Took a break for a few minutes, then decided we should go for the minor summit of Doctors.


On the way back, I was itchin' to get over to the Spires, but Mark wanted to save that for another day.


As always, we must explore and take another way down, something different. Followed a different gully down, which was fast due to the snow, boot skied down till it ended at a waterfall. Time to get out the rope and dick around on some cliffs navigating to an area that 10m will reach...


After 8 hours total hike time, we were at the truck. Great day with Mark! Feeling better now we saw the Doctor.


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Ah a mountain good for your health, bet you both recharged and good to go for a while yet. That crumbly rock does look a bit scary.

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Now that was a fun day, thanks Adam. I can only find the one assent by E. Lance so we might be number #2. Here are a few pics of the day.
Nice little spot for a snack on the way up.
Down climbing the steep avy chute.
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Working our way along the ridge.
Ridge leading to Trio spires.

I am feeling healthy now so look out Trio Spires - till next time.

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Im pretty sure Paul Adam was up there in the 90s and a couple others in 2003...Im thinking more like 4th?...[)]...
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You are men of steel what a great hoof, and compelling TR. Did you happen to collect waypoints for a GPX file or something? I'd love to see your route in 3D on Google earth
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Did you need a key for Trio?
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Awesome report Adam! Great pictures from both!
Sorry I missed this one guys.
We could do Trio as a Trio?

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Intrepid and punk! Nice.
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Did you need a key for Trio?
no, gate is open...and just got back from there again, 5 seconds ago while on a SAR call...and the gate is open...

However, there is some logging planned for North Trio, so wont be for long.
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Awesome guys! I love west Harrison and I'm really eager to get into the area sometime soon. Thanks for the report, way to represent an area that doesn't see much traffic!
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Nice report and pics, I know that Doctors Point on the West side is wealthy in minerals and mining claims, I wonder if Doctors Point is tied in with Doctors Peak, I am going to guess so...



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Great job guys! See anything else worth climbing in the area?
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Nice report and pics, I know that Doctors Point on the West side is wealthy in minerals and mining claims, I wonder if Doctors Point is tied in with Doctors Peak, I am going to guess so...
its red! yup
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Great job guys! See anything else worth climbing in the area?
2 or three things..maybe
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