Ascent of Mount Galen on 2015-06-15
|Date:||Monday, June 15, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5022 ft / 1530 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter obtaining backcountry permits from the NPS Backcountry Information Center at the eastern gate of Denali National Park & Preserve, we rode the Wonder Lake bus to a point 4 miles past Eielsen Visitor Center. Once dropped off, we set out relatively heading NE until we were partially up the slopes of the mountain. We veered to the left to obtain the ridge that juts SW from the primary summit of Mount Galen. We setup camp on the top of this ridge (obviously toward the northern side to avoid accidentally camping within view of the road; and thus not violating the NPS rules against such a camping situation). After completing setup of camp, we set off to hike to the summit of Mount Galen and return at 10pm to a still continuously sunny sky (20 hours of light, 4 hours of darkness at this time of year).
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| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Animal/Pet, Tent Camp|
| Route:||Southwest Facet|
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