Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24th Pt. 13,546 (aka Montana Mujeres)

Pt. 13,546 (aka Montana Mujeres)
Me, Allison and Sierra

After a peaceful 10+ hour restful sleep, we got up at 6:30am planning to get in Pt. 13,546 before we packed out. We headed up to Willow Lake at 7:35am and then found a steep grassy slope heading due North that led us up into the basin below 13,546 and Mt. Adams.

After travelling about 1/3 of the way up the basin, we headed West and climbed steep grassy slopes to attain the SE ridge. There is nothing I prefer more than solid, 35-40 degree grassy slopes for ascending where I can speed up on all fours!

Once on the ridge, it was easy going all the way to the summit, all on grass where we topped out 1:05 after leaving camp. The weather was perfect and we were in no hurry, so we lingered for quite some time enjoying the views and solitude. The views from this peak are stunning and I would highly recommend fitting it in if you are looking for something to do while lounging around camp, or before the hike out.

To spice things up, we opted to descend the easy ridge down to the 13,546/Adams saddle and then walk the entire length of the short valley, arriving back in camp shortly after 10am.


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