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Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

We planned on a a team of 12 with 8 climbers and 4 rope leads. One climber was not able to make the climb so we ended up with 2 rope teams of 4 and one of three. We left the trail head at 9:00 am and reached Boston Basin around noon, had a long break by the cool creek by the low camp (we were expecting temps of 99*), and reached the high camp around 3:00. Boston basin was snow free. We left camp at 4:00 am the next morning. The Quien Sabe glacier had to much area free of snow for this time of year. We ascended the left side of the glacier, traversed across the face, and up the middle to the saddle between Sahale and Boston peak in about 2.5 hours. We set up a hand line from the shoulder to the base of the Sahale summit block and a hand line from there to the summit. Crowds on the summit slowed our progress, but the last person rappelled to the Sahale glacier at around 1:30 pm. THe descent down the Sahale arm through Cascade Pass to the trail head was beautiful, but uneventful.