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montynet

[TR] Kaleetan Peak - Melakwa Lake South Route 10/23/2015

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Trip: Kaleetan Peak - Melakwa Lake South Route

 

Date: 10/23/2015

 

Trip Report:

Two of use decided to finish this peak on 10/23. No snow whatsoever thus far along the route. Plenty water sources so it is unnecessary to carry more than a litter at a time with a light filter. Approach to Melakwa Lake is quite popular. Once at the ridge that leads to Kaleetan solitude starts and only scramblers/hardy hikers are found. In the past I had been turned back twice because of avalanche concerns this time though without any snow the peak was quite simple. Summit post says the final gully is class 3 but it was more like class 2. Not nearly as scary as I thought it would be. Views are spectacular from up there.

 

My GPX if interested:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57379305/Kaleetan%20Peak.gpx

 

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Gear Notes:

Standard day hiking equipment

 

Approach Notes:

Forest Road paved all the way until about 0.5 miles from trail head.

Edited by montynet

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