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Default Kelly Peak to Nordheim Peak #1 June 10/20

This trip adventure I have desired to execute after completing the Fat Dog to Brothers route. Paul and I joined up for a Wednesday -weather forecast for part sun proved true to form. I parked just outside the Allison Pass Works Yard gate, geared up and ready to go by 8:30 am.. We followed by the recent created trail to the old spur road up, followed that all the way to the defunt Radio Satellite dish. Snow patches just started up just before it, we enter the forest and found someone had created a wide path of access by cutting through logs, and sawing down small and medium sized trees. This was easy to follow marked with orange and blue flagging, turned all the way well past Kelly Peak Summit.
Took a nice 15 -20 minute break at the open lookout of Kelly's west side, then headed down and over to a wide bench just south of the forest rockky nob. We hiked through the forest and then ascended on top of the third rocky knob to follow a great ridgewalk all the way to Nordheim. Turns out we stopped at Nordheim subpeak (just 10 meters lower than Nordheim) and called it the good finish for our hike and our lunch spot.

According to Paul's GPS, our trip was near 21 km return with 1000 meters cumulative elevation gain.

Note we used microspikes throughout, seldom postholed - as hard snow base was covered by sun warmed soft layer from 5 to 15 cm depth.

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Heading up Spur road, few minutes from the shortcut trail...

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Snow patch up on end of spur road.....
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Snow in forest just in, a new wide route has been cut through the trees.. marked by blue & orange flagging tape.
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Lunch spot, west side of Kelly below its summit

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Area below lookout bluff, snow covered...
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Across onto plateau area, heading up to ridge line...
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Hiked up to ridge and follow up towards Nordheim....
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view westward along ridge....
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On Nordheim Peak #1 , westview of Nordheim Peak #2 (highest)
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HEADING BACK...
Long Long view eastward along the ridge back to Kelly Peak, looks like 3rd or 4th bump back...
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RETURNED BACK TO KELLY.
TV Antennae of defunct relay station...
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Head back down Kelly spur road...
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Below view of Highway 3, part of Allison Pass works yard (lower rt cornr photo).
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Really enjoyed the visuals. Manning never disappoints.


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Very nice, I've been wanting to head up there for a while. Looks like a good mix of bare ground and snow.
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Very nice, I've been wanting to head up there for a while. Looks like a good mix of bare ground and snow.
Yes, and when you get to the old TV Antennae; watch for blue & orange flagging, it leads you part way ... for a good distance.


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