Peak(s):  PT 13,811  -  13,811 feet
PT 13,832  -  13,832 feet
Date Posted:  03/22/2017
Date Climbed:   03/04/2017
Author:  Dad Mike
 Getting to the Points  

Points 13,811 and 13,832
Time...6:45am - 2:15pm
Distance...8.4 miles
Elevation Gain...5104 feet
Trailhead...Bent Creek...about 1.75 miles past the Castle Lakes Campground
Route...South Ridge of 13,811...traverse to 13,832...South Ridge of 13,832 to Bent Creek

Here's a quick one on a good winter option for these 2 peaks. I was going to approach from Williams Creek but decided to give his more direct approach a shot. It worked out good and would be a safe route under most conditions.

Quick plug for Raven's Rest Hostel in Lake City. I have stayed there 5 or 6 times and love the place. The owner, Lucky, is great and the place is usually empty in the winter. For $26 a night, you can have the whole place to yourself.

This was taken on descent and shows where I parked.
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I started out crossing this field and then up the hill...this is the start of the south ridge and it continues all the way to the summit of Pt. 13,811.
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Ridge to Pt. 13,832
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Looking back at Pt. 13,811 from 13,832
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13,832 summit with my Summits 4 Shylah flag and my Brooke & Ben cairns
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I decided to descend directly down the south ridge of 13,832 and into Bent Creek for a change of scenery. My suggestion would be to head back to the bump between the 2 points and follow the ridge back to connect with the south ridge of 13,811. Bent Creek was fun, but it gets tight and requires some creative bushwacking
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Strava route map
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 Comments or Questions
piper14er

nice winter route
05/05/2017 14:10
I remember doing this from standard trailhead, with our Siberian Husky (pre Border Collie) since there was still some snow/cold and the kelpies did not have enough hair. The wind was like a jet engine on the saddle between the two peaks. Looks like a nice sunny day. You can really crank the vert. although for some reason I thought this was longer than 8 + miles.


Dad Mike

@piper
05/05/2017 14:51
It sure felt like more than 8 miles.



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