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Earl Peak

  • Mon, May 16, 2016
  • Earl Peak
  • Scrambling

We started under overcast skies at 7:30 from the Bean Creek TH. Weather was expected to come in after 11:00. We followed trail 1391.1 to the confluence of Bean Creek and Beverly Creek, then headed up the SW ridge, following the windy ridge to the summit. There was a small snowfield from just beyond the saddle around 6200' that took us up to 6650', beyond that we were back on the ridge to the summit. I don't expect the snow to be around much longer. We reached the summit at 11:15 and given how the weather was holding and the visibility, took a small summit break before heading back down the standard trail from the saddle below, making a couple of stream crossings, one of which most of us elected to change in to water shoes for, and reached the cars just before 2:00, with just a little bit of intermittent rain. Just about 6.5 hours round trip with a nice summit break.

 

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