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Ptarmigan Traverse, June 29-July 4th
« on: 07/06/17, 04:31 PM »

We’re back from the Ptarmigan Traverse safe and relatively sound!

Incredible beauty and pristine nature. Well worth the effort!

Here’s a 4 min video on the sights and sounds of this trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe7biFbEs-0

Route can be found at http://caltopo.com/m/H1BF

Stats:
June 29-July 4th, 2017
     2 people-James Hamaker, David Burdick
     5 days
     45 miles
     12,000 ft elevation gain
Enjoy!
David

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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Re: Ptarmigan Traverse, June 29-July 4th
« Reply #1 on: 07/06/17, 05:03 PM »

Beta:  Lots of walking w/ skis on pack or in hand, but lots of looong runs too.
If you decide to choose between a rope or a helmet, go w/ the helmet.  Many of the visible slots are less than 20ft deep or very narrow.

An amount of slide alder on the trail up Bachelor Cr has been pruned on the climbers left side trail.

Red Ledges probably only has 40ft of (hard) snow clinging to the north (Koolaid Lk) side of the ledges.

All lakes have liquid water.

Cascade Pass Rd and Suiattle R Rds are open.
Mtn Loop Hwy should be open as well as Mowich Lk Rd (MORA).
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Re: Ptarmigan Traverse, June 29-July 4th
« Reply #2 on: 07/06/17, 10:08 PM »

Great TR and video. Wink
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