|Peak:||Father Dyer Peak (13er)|
|Date of Information:||06/27/2013|
Meant to do Crystal and Father Dyer from the Spruce Creek trailhead.
Changed plans at Crystal lake due to the trail crossing some snow fields on the way up to the Peak 10/Crystal Peak saddle, and the remains of a cornice on the ridge below the saddle (see photo 1). I saw a couple of groups cross the snow fields without a problem, but I was alone and wasn‘t feeling up to it.
I changed plans and headed to the East Ridge of Father Dyer instead.
Made it to ~13200 before turning around due to clouds moving in and not being 100% sure of the route along the ridge. What I get for starting at noon and changing plans. Route was snow free up to that point, and looked clear the rest of the way (see photo 2).
Overall a nice day, and I‘ll be back in a few weeks to get the combo when the snow‘s gone.
Photos (click for slideshow):