Peak:  Pacific Peak (13er)
 Route:  West Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  tcphoto87
 Date of Info:  06/20/2020
 Date Posted:  06/27/2020
 Details

Late adding this report, but hiked up the Class 3 west ridge of Pacific, across to Atlantic and down the ridge back to mayflower gulch.

Found out after starting the gate was open (a first for me) but we hiked up it anyway. I want to say it ended up being around 13 miles round trip but both my apple watch and the Cotrex app I use to track decided to stop recording at various points so I don't have an accurate number. The road was all melted with muddy spots, at the cabins bashing through the willows was less than fun. We couldn't find a trail so did our best to just head up without going too high toward Atlantics ridge. A few snowfields to cross up there before arriving at the west ridge of Pacific, the ridge itself was all dry. There was a minor dusting of snow the night before but it had all melted off Pacifics ridge. It was super easy to lose the trail, after the prominent point we passed on the left there were a few areas we had no idea which way to go cause the route info didn't mention the areas in question. Pacific itself was pretty dry, Pacific Tarn was still covered in snow. The ridge to Atlantic was basically all dry, you could easily avoid the snow on the east sides of the saddle. A lot more snow on top of Atlantic, and crossing that cornice on the way down was hair raising lol. Super fun day though!

Also-it won't let me upload my good camera photos anymore, and my phone pics it wont upload either except for 2 which it made super small? Not sure what I'm missing.



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