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[TR] Sahale - South side - Ski from the summit tower 05/08/2018

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Trip: Sahale - South side - Ski from the summit tower

Trip Date: 05/08/2018

Trip Report:

 

Does the database need yet another Sahale TR?  Maybe not, but the views are still as good as always up there.  As is the ski down Soldier Boy creek.  And if you go midweek, you'll have nobody to disturb your wanderings.  Well, except for the locals.  They eyed us warily but didn't break from their routine as we glided past.  North Cascades National Park turns 50 this year and it is every bit as grand today as it was in 1968.  Next time I'll bring enough gear to tag the top.

 

CJ condition photo for you extremo types

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Hey bear (not telephoto)

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I bet you knew the CJ was named for Cascade (L) and Johannesburg Mtns

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We saw some Ptarmigan feeding on last year's berries, clothed in their winter plumage (telephoto)

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We stopped at the rock of the summit block

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The dragon was awakened this spring. Gunsight (L) and Sinister in the distance.

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The Triplets

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The summit ridge of Spider peeking out

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Time to go down!

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Spring is here

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Gear Notes:
skis. Rope and tiny rack if you want to climb to the summit

Approach Notes:
Road open to gate at MP 20 (one past Eldo parking area).

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That bear looks skinny! 

 

Beautiful photos (yes, as always).

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