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:

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 (10/24/15 06:47 PM)
Edit Reason: Added gpx file