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[TR] Tomyhoi Peak - Southeast Ridge 9/30/2012

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Trip: Tomyhoi Peak - Southeast Ridge

 

Date: 9/30/2012

 

Trip Report:

I hiked/climbed Tomyhoi Peak this past Sunday with my wife. This is a beautiful hike (especially this time of year) through the Yellow Aster Butte area and up an easy ridge to a nice class 3/4 scramble finish that is steep enough to make you feel like you're actually climbing something.

 

Here's Mt Baker in the morning

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It was a beautiful morning; the fall colors are starting to appear

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This is Tomyhoi Peak above the Yellow Aster Butte area. The very obvious trail takes you all the way to the top of the Tomyhoi Glacier.

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American Border Peak reflected in a tarn in the Yellow Aster Butte area

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The trail drops steeply a couple of hundred feet here

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There is a very short section of snow travel (from the rock to where I'm standing taking the photo) and an easy step out of the moat to get back on the rock.

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Then a nice trail high above the valley.

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After dropping steeply another couple of hundred feet you climb this face to a short trail to the summit. It's not as steep as it looks, but it was steeper than I'd remembered from last time. There are 3 climbers on the face in this photo but I think it's too small to see them (bonus points if you can find them)

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This is the top of the previous photo's class 3 scramble, where you find an easy short trail around the back of the wall and up to the top

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And here's the summit ridge, where we met the three climbers (who were ultra runners)

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On top of Tomyhoi Peak (7451')

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Canadian Border Peak, American Border Peak, and Mount Larrabee from the top

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Fall colors and Mt Baker on the way down

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And a parting shot of Shuksan from the Yellow Aster Butte area

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With all the ups and downs it's a good @5000' elevation gain hike.

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