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Ascent of Glacier Mountain on 2017-09-10

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Chris Albertson
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glacier Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9169 ft / 2794 m

Ascent Trip Report

After completing Blue Lake Southwest and Brown Mountain, camped at Minam Lake after running out of time Saturday making the traverse across from Brown Mountain. Bear wondered into camp at 2am and had a sniff around, but didn't muss up the camp site. Packed up camp and left Minam Lake around 7am. Hiked down the Lostine River and followed a stream up into the east facing basin below Glacier Mountain. Climbed up to a tarn on the NE ridge of the mountain and found a route up through the cliffs to the summit above. Little bit of a narrow rock spine to climb along the upper mountain. Incredible water features on this mountain, tarns and little streams everywhere. Descended off the northeast slopes of the mountain. Lush meadows, gorgeous area. One of the most scenic mountains I have climbed in Oregon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 640 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2100 ft / 640 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:East Basin
    Start Trailhead:Minam Lake  7069 ft / 2154 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km



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