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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2020, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Default Gettin' Religion, Setting Watches: Sun God, Seven O'Clock

We set forth to pray at the altar of the Sun God on July 17-18-19 (and also check our watches at 7 o'Clock), camping for 3 nights at the lake at the col. To max our time, we went for the evening approach, starting hiking up at 6pm on Thursday. There are some good TR for the area on here, so I'll leave it at that - 2 hours to lake with overnight packs, steep and buggy.

Lake upon arrival - worth the haul!
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Woke up to cloud crowning Sun God on Friday, so we packed our watches, alarm clocks and one large grandfather clock to bring up to Seven O'Clock Mountain. Really nice approach on snow, talus and rock ribs - follow the ridge and have a hoot!

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On ridge looking back to Sun God + Cerulean Lake

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Seven O'Clock

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Sweet red rock

This pinnacle looks small in the pic, but is actually quite tall and looks like it is about to peel away. Fun ridgewalking along this section.

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View from summit, Mount Barbour in there, Goat Peak + Tenquille Lake far right

Seems the biggest benefit of overnighting is being able to totally lounge on summits like sun-drunk marmots just waking up for the season, which is pretty much what happened. There's also a neat plateau area right before the summit to check out:

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Next day it was time to get some spirituality up on Sun God. Amen! Bugs were ferocious, so we high-tailed it up to alpine for some wind.

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The summit of Sun God has a pretty high prominence (711m), so it has a great feel and awesome views. Social distancing in full effect: up to this point, we hadn't seen anyone all weekend. Summit Views:

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Went for a swim at the lake afterwards, and packed out on Sunday morning, super stoked to have finally gotten to meet the Sun God.

~ thanks for the read, Matthew
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2020, 06:52 AM
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Any wildlife? Ptarmigan?
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A place i've wished to go for some time. Great shots, much thx

That picture with the cutblock below the ridge, the 8th pic down the list ... is that potential access to the ridge?

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Nice, we went up to Sun God a few years ago and it was a hoot. Have to go back and hike 7 O'clock.
xj6: Yes that road (Tenas Creek FSR) is the normal access, 4wd to there.
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Thanks for posting. I'm planning on going there next week. Is the trail flagged from the Tenas Road end? What is the condition of the road?
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No Ptarmigan, or anything else notable.

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Thanks for posting. I'm planning on going there next week. Is the trail flagged from the Tenas Road end? What is the condition of the road?
Road is 4WD-ish, medium clearance needed. Flagging pretty decent on way up, easy to lose on way down

I think I was checking yr trip report on before we went up Martin; yeah Andy that's the access!
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