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Trip Report    

Alpine Scramble - Miller Peak

We completed a loop trip on varied terrain. May is a good time of year for this peak.

  • Road rough but passable
  • Miller Creek full enough to require Tevas for some, though with log crossings and waterproof boots some kept their feet dry.  No remaining concern for avalanches or cornices on this route this year.

Followed Miller Peak trail to 4000'.  Headed up SW ridge that leads to 5920' closed contour.  This goes quite well.  For easiest route, leave ridge ~5450' below rock outcroppings, on rightward rising traverse to 5700' saddle.  For T4 rock scrambling, continue up ridge on downsloping rock with mostly adequate holds and some exposure to 5600', then traverse.  From 5700' saddle, follow west ridge to summit.  Mostly on snow above 5400' but melting fast.  Snowshoes not needed.  Great views of Three Brothers, Stuart Range, and many Teanaway peaks. 

On descent stayed on Miller's SW ridge past 5640' closed contour, then descended W then SW to hit trail at 4400'.  With more snow this would be better; we moved slowly and tediously in sections here due to scree and dirt over downsloping rock.  Good group and great warm weather.  4 hrs up, 1 hr on summit, 3 hrs down.  Lots of trillium along the trail.

 

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