Frasco Benchmark  
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Route: French/Frasco/Casco via Fiascol/N. Fork TH
Posted On: 2020-06-28, By: supranihilest
Info: There's no bridge or rock crossing over North Fork Lake Creek, so I took my shoes and pants off and forded the creek. It was ice cold as expected, and very swift. I then stayed on the north side of the creek in Lackawanna Gulch, eventually going up towards Champion, then crossing the creek out of the gulch north of Lackawanna Gulch, up to the shoulder, and to Fiascol. There's a couple of required snowfield crossings in the upper gulch but I did not use traction or an axe. Fiascol is actually not as terrible as I expected, but it does still suck. Steep and crazy loose. Care was taken. The ridge to Frasco Benchmark looks intimidating from Fiascol but it's not that bad; Class 2+ to Easy Class 3 with lots of route finding and loose rock, some exposure. Totally dry. Ridge to French is in good shape, two short snow crossings. 
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Route: From Casco
Posted On: 2019-08-18, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions. 
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Route: French/Frasco/Casco/Lackawanna/13660B Combo
Posted On: 2017-09-16, By: JasonKline
Info: Got under an inch of snow on September 16, but the snow promptly melted except for north-facing slopes. Slippy at points between Casco and Frasco, which was already the toughest part of the hike. There were some decent winds and relatively cold temperatures with the snow, so winter is on its way. 

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