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Ascent of McGregor Mountain on 2013-05-04

Climber: Franklin Bradshaw

Date:Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McGregor Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8122 ft / 2475 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo ski trip, cross Bridge Creek at South Fork CG on shakey submerged log. bivy at Dan's Camp. Skin up valley and up Sandalee Glacier and summit via North Buttress. Hot sun, minimal wind, outstanding views. No sign of recent visits. Summit at 10am, good corn snow skiing (north side). Ski back to camp with snow bridge creek crossings. Abundant bear activity in area. Ski to South Fork CG, then ford on submerged log and snow walk to the Hwy- PCT melted out about half the walk back. A nice 1 1/2 day trip (overnight to get good snow condition timing).
Summary Total Data
    Route:North Buttress/Sandalee
    Trailhead:Bridge Creek and Hwy 20  
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Skis, Ski Poles



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