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    Gannett Peak in a day

    Here's some photos from skiing Gannett Peak last week. We started at the Green River Lakes.



    After 13 miles of mostly flat jogging along the Green River we turned up Wells Creek

    Then into 'The Cleft'

    There's one for the bucket list

    When we popped out of the Cleft we were hit with this magnificent view of Gannett

    Our route went up the obvious chute on the left side of the peak and then up the north ridge

    lots of other peaks to drool over

    Here's the final 4th class north ridge to the summit.

    my partner wasn't comfortable doing this section so he hung out on the saddle and took photos while I scrambled up to tag the summit

    views from zee top!


    I remember reading a report by Steve Romeo who said you could just sidestep through the cliff band on the north face, but I wasn't sure exactly where was the best place. So here I am looking around..... It's obvious from my friend's perspective where I should come through but I couldn't hear him so I ended up downclimbing through a much more spicy section. Oh well.

    perfect powder on the Gannett Glacier with Dinwoody Creek far below

    more glaciers on the west side

    heading out

    magical lighting with the storm clouds


    back down the cleft

    Crossing the Green at Three Forks

    Squaretop looking awesome in the fading light


    Round trip was exactly 40 miles in about 17 hours. It could have been much faster if there was more snow in lower Wells Creek which would have saved us about 2 hours of slow boulder hopping. I'd love to come back in late winter next season and hit some of the other great lines in the area.
    Last edited by Mark H; 05-07-2015 at 02:52 PM.

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    Nice work.
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    What an awesome day, way to crush it!
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    Sounds like a great way to spend a day!

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    nice day outside!
    thx for sharing!

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    yea buddy!
    I don't think I could ever do gannett as a ski route because I'd have too much trouble walking past everything else.
    so rad!

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    That's a nice long walk.
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    More stoke, less shit.

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    Wish I could have joined you for the second try, not sure my IT bands would ever forgive me though . Great job getting it done!

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    Wow, solid! My IT bands would shrivel up and die for sure on that one, among other things.
    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

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    Nice work, impressive sheeyit.
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    Huge props. Thats not a "day walk in the park" as they say. My buddy and I went from the trailhead outside to Dubois to Elkhart Park a few years ago and it was one of the best peak bagging backpack trips I've ever done. So much scenery. We took 5 days though😉

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    Impressive to say the least.

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    Wow

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    Sounds good for an awe-inspiring tour.....
    Superb idea for a stunning journey. Thanks for sharing.

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    thanks guys!

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    That's an impressive sufferfest! How many miles did you get to ski vs. hike? You could start doing ultramarathons wearing a pack with skis at that distance for fun!

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    That's a lotta work there...nice!!
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    I'm very impressed. Well done.
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    20miles each way with about half snow travel + what, 5 or 6k vert each way?
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    about 30 miles on foot, but the objective was worth it. 8000 vert total.

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    "40 miles in 17 hours"

    FUCKING A dude. What stem cells were you chewing on in the car ride out there?? STRONG work!
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    Awesome! If you went up right around when the road opened Im pretty sure we saw your tracks in that west chute a couple days later. We went from Elkhart and camped in Titcomb, then summited on May 4th. Hadnt seen any recent signs of humans till we saw those tracks. Nice work!! Amazing mountains out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark H View Post
    about 30 miles on foot, but the objective was worth it. 8000 vert total.
    Respect.
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    Thanks. Yup that was us. Was there snow the whole way from Elkhart?

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