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Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Private trip to beautiful Ruth Mt with camp in the basin just past Ruth.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Just a couple of notes:
    - Two creek or avy chute crossings with significant amount of snow. Well passable with some caution.
    - Trail snow free until Hannegan pass, after that patchy snow until the glacier. Plenty of water along the trail.
    - The gully after Hannegan pass is snow free, though wet at places. It is worthwhile to take the switchbacks for the last 3rd.
    - Summit of Ruth is snow free, descent to the basin is snow free as well.
    - Camped in snow, maybe one dry bivy spot. Good trickle of running water just blow the snowfield, easy scramble along the rock to reach it.
    - Icy glacier looked good.
    - Flies were plenty annoying and hungry up to Hannegan Pass, no flies past that.