"Booby Prize"  
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Route: From Prize BM + 12,862 + 12,750 + 12,934
Posted On: 2020-10-13, By: supranihilest
Info: The best named peak there is. Reverse the route from Prize Benchmark across the ridge, then contour around the big point nearest the saddle just north of "Booby Prize". The route looks somewhat improbable from afar, like nearly vertical talus, a glass smooth slab crossing, and/or a gnarly ridge to traverse, but it clears as you go. You can avoid the ridge entirely, the slab is broken into avoidable chunks, and the talus, while steep, is never problematic. Overall the route goes at Class 2+ or so, and the upper slopes are easy. If the 13ers are all you're doing today descend south on large boulders to the saddle there and follow an intermittent trail back to the trail up the valley then to the trailhead. Bonus 12er #1, Point 12,862: descend south from "Booby Prize" on large boulders to the grassy saddle with 12,862, then ascend boulders and talus to 12,862's summit. Descend back to the grassa and take the trail down. The trail is steep, loose, and intermittent, but it will eventually lead to the grassy flats between "Booby Prize" and the duo of 12ers to the east. Bonus 12er #2, Point 12,750: from the grassy flats simply hike towards 12,750's west ridge/slopes, then go up them. The bottom looks like it will suck but it's not as steep or as loose as it looks. Still, caution is warranted because it is a little steep and a little loose. Climb the Class 2+ talus to the top. It's about 600 or so feet up. Bonus 12er #3, Point 12,934: from 12,750 head east down the ridge. There's lots of Class 2+ scrambling on the first half of the ridge, all of it on solid rock. The exposure is always mild. Climb up 12,934's talus-laden western side from there, which is easy. The east ridge of 12,934 to Lake Fork Pass is apparently super awful, so we descended back down 12,934's west side and then north down the talus slopes. There's even a trail through the talus! Once back in the willows it's pretty much a willow bash until you're at the creek. Find a crossing, bash your way through more willows, and find the trail on the north side of the creek. Take it back to the trailhead. 
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Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-20, By: Flyingfish
Info: In general the route is dry but there is some snow on the north/west slopes 
 
Route: South Fork Lake Creek TH
Posted On: 2019-08-19, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Note: There was no canister or register. I added a register and pencil, in a plastic bag, tucked under a rock (see photo). Please bring a jar or adequate container to put it in. It won't last long (if it even made it through the night) in the bag. Road is driveable to within 100-200 ft of the actual trailhead (AWD will suffice, with good clearance and careful driving in spots). Several avy debris fields along the road to the trailhead have been cleared/cut through...except for the one JUST before the TH. Social trails have been created to bypass the debris fields along the trail, but the debris is not that bad. Most of it, you will just walk through. Two small snowfields to cross, just below the saddle (decent boot pack across), dry the rest of the route. 
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Route: South Fork Lake Creek Trail
Posted On: 2019-08-15, By: zrsimpson
Info: The access road to South Fork Lake Creek TH (FR 391) is blocked by avalanche debris about 0.5 mi. after the junction with the Peek-a-Boo Gulch Rd. The road is passable to that point for high clearance vehicles. 

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