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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2017, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Two weeks ago we weren't able to finish this hike due to weather and snow conditions. This time there was less snow on the road leading up to the ridge and the weather was perfect. I asked Ingrid, "Did you see a single cloud today?" "Nope!" was her reply. The snow was pretty soft on the ridge, so given the struggle we faced climbing up and down all the sub peaks to the summit, we decided to follow gullies and side-hill our way back on the west side of the ridge. That allowed us to not repeatedly gain and loose elevation. Most of the south and west slopes were freer of snow as well. We spotted lots of tracks including Lynx, and something pretty big on the ridge -possibly a cougar detecting us and heading away south to the Porcupine ridge.

Beautiful beginnings.
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Lynx tracks.
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Starting up the Eastpoint ridge.
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Nearing the top of the ridge and the first peak.
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Looking towards Eastpoint Peak from the first peak of the ridge. (looking east)
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The last section and the short easy scramble in view.
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Another view of the easy scramble.
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View from the summit.
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View of Silvertip from the summit.
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Coming back.
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We finished the last part of the road in the dark.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2017, 09:35 PM
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What an amazing day! We need more like that!
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2017, 03:41 PM
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Nice hike! I remember that day, it was T-shirt weather on Demon Peak for us.
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