Ascent of Switchback Mountain on 2008-09-17
|Date:||Wednesday, September 17, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8321 ft / 2536 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOn 09/15 hiked out from Cosho camp after having climbed Kimtah and Cosho and drove to sister's house in Winthrop. Repacked gear and food. On 9/16 hiked Eagle Creek to Eagle Lake and to Horsehead Pass, dropped packs and climbed Bigelow. Returned to Upper Eagle Lake and camped (Dave had an injury, and we were unsure if we had to go back out to car, but he survived the night, so next day...: On 09/17 we climbed Martin and Switchback from Upper Eagle Lake and returned to camp, to find fresh Cougar tracks around our tent. On 09/18 we moved camp from Upper Eagle Lake to Crater Lake (cross country route over ridge), and from Crater Lake we climbed Corax and Libby peaks on Raven Ridge, then descended to camp. On 09/19 we hiked out from Crater Lake to our car and moved our car to the Libby Creek TH, and hiked to the cabin before Libby Lake and climbed Hoodoo Peak, then returned to our packs and moved camp to Libby Lake and camped. On 09/20 we hiked out from Libby Lake to the Libby Creek TH and drove home to Seattle. With David Salinger.
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