Peak(s):  Mt. Wilson  -  14,246 feet
Date Posted:  05/18/2009
Date Climbed:   05/18/2002
Author:  Easy Rider

 Slate Cr. Cirque, Attempt 2002  


From the Cross Mtn. TH at 4o pm, on Lizzard Head Pass, I brought a light camp and my board to 11,000 ft, and cut into the woods holding that elevation by an altimiter, to what I believed to be the Slate Mounds, and headed up. Unfortunately, I had missed the confluence with the correct drainage by a couple hundred feet. I should have stayed lower to catch it. This problem was confirmed when I was at the pass. A beautiful place, but not where I needed to be. I descended the right side of small basin, traversing hard to the meadow below the Slate Creek Cirque to camp. There was an old deer kill sight not far from there, and being solo, I was a little concerned about bivying in a potential mountain lion territory.





I spent the next morning hiking up into Slate Creek Cirque, but was not impressed with what I saw. I mean, I like the route, but snowline must‘ve been 12, 700 feet! The bowl was the best part, and it was melted out. I wanted it to be a part of my run. I went home.

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