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  1. Found this a few weeks ago on the old road/trail up Goodell Cr. Perhaps someone here lost it. Looked like it fell off someone's pack as they descended. Describe it to get it back.
  2. [TR] Teebone Ridge - Complete Traverse 8/1/2009

    Yes, Fallen Angel, from the south. There is a route that avoids difficulties on that northern end. Head north from the NPS marker near pt 5362 and head for the gentle peninsula below. Then head for the stream shown on the topo which crosses the road. There is some terrain in the area and I'm not surprise you got cliffed out, especially if you went further east to intersect the trail rather than northerly to the road.
  3. Going up Borealis Ridge from McAllister Camp used to require more routefinding attention, but is now a pretty well trodden route. It is steep and direct. Your itinerary looks ambitious to me. The first day from the car to the top of Borealis Ridge is a very big day indeed. Your described "Second Camp" sounds like you're thinking of putting down on steep snow at the east end of Austerra Ridge which is not advisable. Better to camp on the south slope of Primus along the North Klawatti Glacier. From there the next good camp would be further up on Austerra or Klawatti peaks.
  4. Depending upon side-trips, your route to Primus via Borealis ridge and on to Eldorado is shorter than the route over Snowfield and Isolation, if only by a day. Few people choose to drop to Klawatti and Moraine Lakes in summer, but it can be worth while if you have the time.
  5. For North Cascades Enthusiasts

    For those interested, I’ve recently made an addition of 60 new images to the site. Thanks again for all of your comments. Special thanks to those who have seen fit to post additional links and commentary elsewhere on the web. I very much appreciate this.
  6. For North Cascades Enthusiasts

    Thanks very much for your comments. Sure, drop me an email.
  7. A collection of photos, mostly from the North Cascades. www.kevinthurner.com
  8. Nodoubt Peak

    I have climbed it from the easy south side as part of a traverse of that entire ridgeline. But you're probably looking for an ascent on the side Dru presents in his photo.
  9. Stetattle Ridge-Terror basin traverse

    I've traversed this ridge in both directions, but not in quite a few years. When I did it, it was a fun scramble with some exposure in places, but not intimidating. Since then however I've talked to two people who had to turn back on this ridge. One of these people is a friend with climbing skills well above mine and this has made me wonder if some geologic event has occurred on the ridge since my last traverse of it.
  10. Ptarmigan traverse in sept. beta

    As a side note, if you find the LeConte truly impassable, there is a route around the west side of LeConte Mtn down to South Cascade Lk, then you'd simply walk up the South Cascade Glacier.
  11. Rapid Peak and Pocket Peak

    Time to approach depends on your route. Rapid is a day from Copper Ridge. It is also a day from Lindeman/Middle Pk area. Accessing Pocket from Twin Lks is a very full day or more. Approaching Pocket from the north is also an option. My advice would be to take a week, do a traverse and not rush through this area.
  12. Bath Lakes High Route

    I once did the high route from Sulphur to Bannock, then continued on to the Gunsight area. No reason you couldn't connect it with the Ptarmigan if you're determined.
  13. Slesse Creek

    Anyone have current conditions of Slesse Creek Road?
  14. New feature of the NCNP Site: NCNP Newhalem Visitor's Center view of Southern Pickets
  15. name dose peeks VIII

    Hmmm... is that Welch Pk ?