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Kyle Miller
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A leisurely day on the Jerry Glacier: Crater Mtn
« on: 07/30/10, 01:52 PM »

Wanting to head out and get my July turns I decided to head into the North Cascades for a relatively easy hike to some small patches of snow. I tried to come up with a ratio of the most hiking for the least amount of turns so I came up with the genius idea of heading to Crater Mountain. After a small and relatively uneventful 10 miles and 6000 vert I came across the Jerry Glacier which had AMAZING 600 foot runs everywhere.

With a quick scramble down to the lake at the base of the glacier I finally got my board off my back and skinned to a low saddle for a run that rivaled the most extreme terrain found under the discovery chair at Crystal Mountain. Not wanting to press my luck I hiked back down to the trail next to massive waterfalls just above cliff band and back on the endless switchbacks. In total it was almost 20 miles and 6500 vert in 9.5 hours.







In all seriousness this place has some of the best views in all the cascades and was the final trip in my season long project to get into all the subranges in the Washington North Cascades (according to Peak bagger software. While it wasn't Jack mountain it would have to do for the Hozomeen Range. I would like to think of Crater Mtn as the bastard stepchild of Jack Mountain with a face only a drunk person at a bar could love.


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Re: A leisurely day on the Jerry Glacier: Crater Mtn
« Reply #1 on: 07/30/10, 04:42 PM »

Nice TR and, more generally, nice TR's of late.

Also...

"with a face only a drunk person at a bar could love."

Since you were the one there ... doesn't this make you the metaphorical drunk person at the bar?

Carry on.
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Re: A leisurely day on the Jerry Glacier: Crater Mtn
« Reply #2 on: 07/30/10, 08:02 PM »

hey kyle .. sometime you gotta go back and do jack Smiley

neat pix .. love the melting lake ...
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Re: A leisurely day on the Jerry Glacier: Crater Mtn
« Reply #3 on: 07/30/10, 08:55 PM »

Wanting to head out and get my July turns I decided to head into the North Cascades for a relatively easy hike to some small patches of snow. I tried to come up with a ratio of the most hiking for the least amount of turns so I came up with the genius idea of heading to Crater Mountain.


Nice TR and Pix Kyle. Think you might have surpassed Jan's and my Olympus Trip for the greatest HF (hiking) to VF (riding) ratio.

Congratulations!  Wink

Gary
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Re: A leisurely day on the Jerry Glacier: Crater Mtn
« Reply #4 on: 07/31/10, 12:16 PM »

Beautiful!!  How were the bugs out there?
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Re: A leisurely day on the Jerry Glacier: Crater Mtn
« Reply #5 on: 08/02/10, 12:16 PM »

Way to go Kyle!

I had a Jack/Crater trip planned this year, but May just sucked.  It just sucked.

Glad you got out there, it doesn't seem like many people have slid around in that area...

Next year, eh?
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