Ascent of Long Lake South on 2021-08-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, August 28, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Long Lake South|
| Elevation:||8820 ft / 2688 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI summited Elkhorn the day before and my plan was to traverse West for this summit.
In following my motto: “Get High and Stay High” I came down the west ridge from Elkhorn trying to keep as high on the ridge as possible. I ended up bivouacked on the north side of the ridge from the night before coming off the summit of Elkhorn. I made my way off the ridge and contoured my way to Long Lake South summit. The summit is characterized by a big open area on top and visually I could not ascertain a definitive high point so I hit them all. Of the three possible high points I found with my GPS that the SW was the highest by 3 feet:
3 possible high points
SW rock: 8822’
North : 8819’
SE rock: 8813’
As I said, I hit all three points to cover my bases.
Water: Coming off the summit moving east toward Glacier Mountain, I noticed what appeared to be water in the valley to the North, so I diverted into the valley losing a couple hundred feet and found a seep that turned into a flow and was able to replenish my water.
I attained the ridge again and began my traverse toward Glacier Mountain.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Bivouac|
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