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Ascent to Indianhouse Mountain-ridge over tarn in 2004-08

Climber: Jan Peter Eklund

Others in Party:Sueann
Date:August, 2004
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Indianhouse Mountain - ridge over tarn
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:3200 ft / 975 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Falls Creek with Sueann for a nice "moderate" hike. Going up the creek drainage we were in typical lowland vegetation: willow thickets, vine maple or some such, lots of lush, green succulents. Had to scramble up a few times grabbing roots and branches. Our goal was the tarn at the source of Falls Creek. When we broke out of the undergrowth I thought I'd see if i could scramble up the sub-peak SSE of the tarn. After gaining a few hundred feet, things were getting a bit exposed, bare rock with drop offs on both sides, and also getting fogged in. So, I headed back down and met up with Sueann at the tarn. Headed back down without major incident. I was a bit sore the next few days, but I think Sueann was more so. We joked about the "moderate" hike for the rest of the summer.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Trailhead:400 ft / 121 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Low Clouds



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