Trip: Sahale Peak - Quien Sabe Glacier
My buddy and I planned on climbing Sahalee and Sharkin in the same day, car2car. We ended up climbing only Sahalee. We didn't find any boot tracks on the glacier and didn't encounter folks on the route. We had the glacier and peak just for ourselves
We heard "on/off bealy" screams from Sharkin and saw a large group late in the afternoon. We left the car at 7:45am and returned 11 hours and a half later. The landscape there is so pretty I ended up taking 10x pictures compared to a typical climb (and thus stopping more often and longer than usual).
Quien Sabe is a small glacier but it has character. We had to zig-zag around a few crevasses. Routefinding was not difficult, but wasn't boring, either.
Early morning in Boston Basin
A closer look at the Who Knows Glacier
Johannesburgh and Snowking
Forbidden and Eldorado
Approaching the summit
Last patch of snow and Boston Peak
Looking down from Sahalee Peak towards Sahalee arm
Eldorado from Sahalee Peak
4 climbers on Salahee Glacier
Looking at the glacier route and Sahalee Peak
Nice red color in the afternoon
Boston Basin in the afteroon
Sharkfin seen from Boston Basin
Boston & Sahalee Peaks and waterfalls
Last nice view before the torture
Did not use the picket, did not use the rock shoes and rock pro since we abandoned the plan to climb Sharkfin
Primitive trail. Biting flies do not mind deet. Approach seamed much longer than it really was. We really wanted to avoid coming down at night. Sharkfin will have to wait.