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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2017, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, what a view from the top! It's definitely a long one, so we were glad we started early to have lots of times for breaks. Wildflowers were amazing; tons of lupines, paintbrush, phlox, columbine, heather, Columbia lilies, penstemon, gumweed and many more in the alpine that I don't know the name of. There were a few cool patches of pinesap and gnome plant down in the forest too.
The tarn was a beauty, and a group of 6-7 had camped there, headed up to the peak in the morning, and were just headed back down as we reached the tarn. We were surprised at how few people were on the trail on such a clear day; besides the group, there were 2 couples heading up around the same time as us, one mountain biker who went up to the tarn and then back down, and 2 guys headed up to camp as we were headed back to the car.
We couldn't have picked a better day for amazing views all around. A not so happy view were the plumes of smoke heading up into the sky from the Southern Okanagan. Fantastic views of Silvertip Mountain, Mount Baker, the Cheam Range and many more.
I know some people don't like all the switchbacks as it may add a bit extra distance and the descent did seem like it took forever, but our knees were definitely thanking us for the not so steep grade.
It was a long day but totally worth the effort. A classic hike for some unparalleled views of the Cascades.
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It was a decision to hike either Mount Outram or Mount Ford on July 28th. While I'm glad Mount Ford was successfully completed and it was gorgeous up there with all the wildflowers - would have liked to have had the less traumatic hike of Mount Outram! Looks to me from your photos it was equally awesome up there !!
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Lovely! Yes, its quite a long haul to get to the alpine but it doesn't feel bad because trail is well graded and clear.
Did you hit both summits?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2017, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys! @idealistic74 Your trip looked great too! Lots of nice pics and I enjoyed reading your write-up. I was glad we didn't have to traverse all those gullies that you did though.
@zeljkok Totally didn't feel too bad heading up compared to the stats, although I doubt we will ever do more than that for elevation gain in a day. We finished at the main cairn with summit register; my wife definitely didn't want to make the scramble over to the other summit and would have had a heart attack watching me do it, so I decided better of it. I was pretty happy with the views from where we stopped, though.

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Anyone been up here this year?

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No, but here is a zoom picture from Silverdaisy on Saturday, if that helps.
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Anyone been up here this year?
No but I was at Snow Camp/Lone Goat/Red Mt last weekend. I was taking photos in the other direction when at Red, where would have better view of Outram that I missed. Regardless you can get an idea how pretty it is in that area right now with the wildflowers booming.
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Hard to beat Manning this time of year!
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