Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bearhat Mtn.

Last weekend Dave and i went back to Logan's Pass, skied over to Hidden Lake and climbed Bearhat Mtn.

Although the lake is still frozen, it was still unnerving to cross it. I would say that by this weekend the only way to safely get to the other side of the lake would be to wade the creek......that should make one's toes curl up!! Although it took us three attemps to bag the minor peak/high point, mostly due to conditions, it's not a technical climb but the views are amazing. We did try to bag the main peak but as often happens in a new area, route finding becomes an issue and without a rope we were forced back. On the way back down we did manage to find the most likely way to the main summit though so i suspect we'll be back there next spring to try again.

For all you skiers out there, it's a great area to catch some late season skiing and will still probably be decent enough for another for another three weeks or so.

other pictures at http://www.dave-stephens.com/temp/


At 6/13/2006 03:17:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, pictures to this are buried in the "temp" directory on my website.

On a side note, has anybody been into Logan Pass in the winter? Does anybody know where is the road closure? We have a thought of heading in there in Febuary or March for a week of skiing and ice climbing, and we know we won't be able to follow the road because of snow. What's it like in the valley bottom? We were thinking of perhaps going along the road until the Jackson Glacier Lookout, then dropping into the bottom of the valley until we are below the big drift. Then start to work our way up the north west corner to come up to the info centre. If anybody has been in there in the winter, I'd love to hear from you.


Posted by Dave Stephens

At 6/14/2006 10:27:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before the prairies get much snow, they close it just before the corner with the lookoout to the lake. I believe there is a motor in right there. This is also the trail up to Otokomi where some ice forms on the east side early season and a siingle pitch wide falls is at the back of the valley.

I am not sure when they start closing down the upper gates. End of Oct? 

Posted by chris g

At 6/14/2006 09:21:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm more interested in getting into Hidden Lake in the middle of winter. To spend a week at Hidden Pass (ice climbing and skiing) would make for an awesome vacation. 

Posted by Dave Stephens


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