Day 17. Awesome Day. July 7, 2016.

6am to 6:30pm. Inconspicuous Saddle after Nancy Pass to Lake Catherine 9.6 miles.

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*This was our view as we took down our tents this morning.

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*Minaret Lake. Clydesdale Minaret is the tallest peak.

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Looking back on Minaret Lake

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*A little class 3 chute we needed to go up.

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Cecile Lake.

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*Iceberg Lake. We had to cross all those snow fields before the sun softened them.

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*Microspikes on my shoe with Iceberg Lake ready to drown me if I slipped.

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*Wired walks across another snowfield.

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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.

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Nydiver Lakes

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Garnet Lake from Whitebark Pass

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Rockin descending Whitebark Pass. Many of the rocks were loose.

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Tired packs on Unnamed Pass.

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On our way up Glacier Lake Pass. We were able to avoid the snow until the upper portion.

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Lake Catherine with Mt Ritter looming above. We ate lunch on the other side of this giant.

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Banner Peak and Mt Ritter.

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Lake Catherine with Banner Peak and Mt Ritter.

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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!

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Goodnight from Mt Ritter.

7 thoughts on “Day 17. Awesome Day. July 7, 2016.

  1. Jim Hanschu

    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.

    Enjoy!
    Jim

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