Ascent of Glacier Peak on 2018-07-14
|Others in Party:||Eunice Barron|
|Date:||Saturday, July 14, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10520 ft / 3206 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNo need for glacier gear as it's pretty much a snow scramble (crampons, ice axe and helmet). Sunday the Forest Service was on day 6 of 9 doing trail maintenance and trimming back the brush. Trail is snow free until half way across Foam Creek, then only in the gullies and easy to cross w/ approach/trail shoes on. Plenty of water along the way. Flowers are bursting.
Camped at 6500' on a rock island a 100M from a beautiful and delicious glacier tarn. Number of options to camp w/ running water between 6300' - 6700'.
Hadn't been below freezing for several days, so the snow wasn't hard in the AM and mashed potatoes in the afternoon. Start early. Route is pretty much a path winding between a couple small and clearly visible crevasses. *No need for glacier gear* and up the ridges.
Here's a link to my track where we also bagged kololo - https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/5a02d48cc30776bde28ef749972182dd7fc627d4/
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp|
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