Peak:  Pacific Peak (13er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  jmctigue
 Date of Info:  07/05/2020
 Date Posted:  07/06/2020

Excellent, fun scramble. Rock was pretty stable. The crossing from Pacific to Atlantic was straightforward. Someone ahead of me continued along the ridge to Fletcher Mountain. Start early if you want to do this - weather started coming in at 11.30am, and a thunder/hailstorm hit around noon.

I descended to the saddle between Pacific and Atlantic, and was able to descend quickly by glissading down a couple of snowfields. Route-finding down to the 'lower lake' in McCullough Gulch was a little tricky with snowfields, streams, small waterfalls, and willows to negotiate. I stayed on the north side of the gulch - starting at the lake marked 12,695 on the topo I pretty much linked up the small lakes shown on the map until reaching the lower lake. This allowed me to walk on rock most of the way, whereas it looked like there were more willows and snowfields on the suggested route.

Photo 1: Fletcher Mountain
Photo 2: Pacific Peak
Photo 3: Looking across to Atlantic from Pacific
Photo 4: Pacific's east ridge from the summit
Photo 5: Pacific from Atlantic
Photo 6: Typical view in McCullough Gulch

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