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 Peak(s):  McHenrys Pk  -  13,327 feet
Arrowhead - 12,642 feet
 Post Date:  09/27/2010
 Date Climbed:   09/26/2010
 Posted By:  George James

 Arrowhead to McHenrys   

Route: Arrowhead Summit Ramp to McHenrys Northeast Aręte, Stone Man Pass Descent
Date Climbed: Yesterday
Climbers: A Lot
Crowds: None (besides us)
Trailhead: Bear Lake
Elevation Gain: A Bunch
RT mileage: Far
Skies: Bluebird
Spicyness: Medium
Total Time: Whatevs

Bottom Line: What a great day...

















































































The End.

 


  • Comments or Questions
Johnson


Cool     2011-06-02 08:57:39
Cool trip. I too am increasingly interested in these peaks. We did Taylor Peak the other day from Glacier Gorge TH and really enjoyed ourselves. Nice pictures. Question: Why start at Bear Lake vs Glacier Gorge? Just curious as I would like to learn.


mattpayne11


Sweet     2010-09-27 06:54:01
Love the photos George. Looks like a great time on a great mountain! I've always had interest in this one.


Doctor No


Nice work!     2010-09-27 07:46:39
This has always been my favorite part of RMNP.

I can speculate as to Bear Lake vs. Glacier Gorge - my girlfriend and I did Frozen Lake a month ago, and the GG parking lot was full, so we drove to BL. We then went to the Mills Lake trail via Lake Hiayaha instead of waiting for a shuttle back to GG (of course, you could also go from BL directly past Alberta Falls, but we'd seen a lot of Alberta Falls already).


JohnWilliams


Wow     2011-05-09 11:48:20
Way Cool George!


SenadR


Nice!     2011-01-05 10:27:04
Nice photo reportage!


TomPierce

Cool report!     2010-09-27 10:24:15
Way to get after it, George! Really enjoyed your pics.
-Tom


Kevin Baker


nice     2010-09-27 10:44:28
Sweet shots, George! Arrowhead Arete sure is a blast, huh? Looks like it was a bit spicier with some patches of snow. I was just up there on Sat for Chiefs Head and Spearhead. Glacier Gorge rocks!


George James


Thank You     2010-09-27 11:54:47
Yep, Glacier Gorge parking full of turistas.
No matter tho, Bear Lake is not much farther away, what with the 'secret' trail and all...shhh!

It was a blast indeed. Magically delicious from start to finish.
Some pretty exciting moves mixed in with that snow on the route.

Thanks very much for the kind words, I'm glad you all enjoyed this report.


My-Therapy


Great Pictures!     2010-09-27 12:04:24
Loved the pictures! Thanks for sharing.


lordhelmut


I'm surprised     2010-09-27 13:38:30
That Bull Elk, gatekeeper of Glacier Gorge, hasn't gored anyone this year. My friend was charged multiple times and we were grunted at on the way out. That guy sits around pickin skabs, takin names and has a grudge against humanity.

Nice choice of peaks by the way. Papillon asked a bus full of Asians if they were there to climb the North Face of Chief's Head, but they were only there for an attempt at Alberta Falls.


wooderson


Please, please, please....     2010-09-27 19:16:10
...let this Indian summer hold out for another couple of weekends! I have McHenry's in my sights for Oct. 9 and I'm hoping there isn't any more than the dusting of snow you guys encountered by then.

Gorgeous photos. Looks like you all had an incredible day.

And I agree w/ Brian, that elk is a force to be reckoned with! You seem to have caught him at a particularly belligerent moment.


Papillon


Nice work, George...     2010-09-27 21:46:47
I really like the text-free report. It fits and I recommend running with this style down the road. I'd also like to say that your work with the CSU Outdoor Club has been pretty damn admirable. I've been following it for a few years. Not to come off like an old man or anything but it seems like mountaineers and outdoor-enthusiasts are a dying breed. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, my friend. l look forward to your future reports.


Presto


Absolutely beautiful photos ...     2010-09-28 08:34:06
Very nice! Those silhouette ones are just breathtaking ... as is the photo of Long's showing the keyhole all the way up the trough. 8) I'd like more please. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


George James


Thanks again     2010-09-29 13:11:33
We watched that Elk for a good while actually,
and he really didn't seem to care one bit that
we were there...until the moment captured in
the photo...and then it was time to go!

Your comments are all much appreciated. Thanks.



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