6am to 6:30pm. Inconspicuous Saddle after Nancy Pass to Lake Catherine 9.6 miles.
*This was our view as we took down our tents this morning.
*Minaret Lake. Clydesdale Minaret is the tallest peak.
Looking back on Minaret Lake
*A little class 3 chute we needed to go up.
*Iceberg Lake. We had to cross all those snow fields before the sun softened them.
*Microspikes on my shoe with Iceberg Lake ready to drown me if I slipped.
*Wired walks across another snowfield.
Another photo of Iceberg Lake.
We ate lunch under these beauties… Ritter on the left and Banner on the right. Rockin climbed both these a month ago.
Garnet Lake from Whitebark Pass
Rockin descending Whitebark Pass. Many of the rocks were loose.
Tired packs on Unnamed Pass.
On our way up Glacier Lake Pass. We were able to avoid the snow until the upper portion.
Lake Catherine with Mt Ritter looming above. We ate lunch on the other side of this giant.
Banner Peak and Mt Ritter.
Lake Catherine with Banner Peak and Mt Ritter.
Looking for a campsite. Too much snow!
Our make do campsite. My tent is on a granite slab. I used rocks instead of tent stakes. It was really windy when we pitched them. Fun!
Goodnight from Mt Ritter.
What a beautiful view to wake up to. Great photos and captions.
I am in awe of your trip and you AWEsome ladies!!!
It has been especially amazing. And exhausting. My friends are fast!
If it wasn’t for microspikes I would be dead I’m sure. A pound of life insurance.
My feelings exactly!
Thanks for the great pictures! The photo of Iceberg Lake brought back a very fond memory. I was there in about 1977 during a huge thunder storm watching lightning bolts repeatedly strike the surrounding peaks! The thunder was absolutely deafening. The experience was like being on another planet.
I think I like the weather we had better. But your was probably more memorable.