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Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

6/20-21
Successful trip Ruth Mountain only. Group of 8 departed TH at 10:30. Stopped to fill water containers at Hannegan Camp at elevation 4600. There were several small streams above that. Climbed the rocky, muddy climbers trail opposite Hannegan Pass. Could have waited to get water here too. Arrived at camp in the trees around 3:30. We had planned to stay at the trees closer to Ruth but found a tarp and sleeping bag there so wasted a little time with the camp search. The tarp/bag were untouched the next day so may have been left for any climber in need. Found water from a trickle coming from a snow patch and filtered that. Decided to climb Ruth the next morning due to the time and ugly clouds bowing in. Next morning, woke to blue skies with winds from the north instead of SW. Started climb at 6:00 and reached summit about 8:00. Descent took less than 1.5 hours. Group was glad we waited to do the climb as we had spectacular views. Left an aerial map in the little orange canister on the top that shows were water can be found on the way to Icy.

 

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Dennis Kiilerich
Dennis Kiilerich says:
Mon, May 23, 2016 11:51 AM

<p>6/20-21 <br />Successful trip Ruth Mountain only. Group of 8 departed TH at 10:30. Stopped to fill water containers at Hannegan Camp at elevation 4600. There were several small streams above that. Climbed the rocky, muddy climbers trail opposite Hannegan Pass. Could have waited to get water here too. Arrived at camp in the trees around 3:30. We had planned to stay at the trees closer to Ruth but found a tarp and sleeping bag there so wasted a little time with the camp search. The tarp/bag were untouched the next day so may have been left for any climber in need. Found water from a trickle coming from a snow patch and filtered that. Decided to climb Ruth the next morning due to the time and ugly clouds bowing in. Next morning, woke to blue skies with winds from the north instead of SW. Started climb at 6:00 and reached summit about 8:00. Descent took less than 1.5 hours. Group was glad we waited to do the climb as we had spectacular views. Left an aerial map in the little orange canister on the top that shows were water can be found on the way to Icy.</p>