Your photo captures a characteristic of many rodents including beaver and mountain beaver. The outer portion of the teeth (orange colored) is composed of a harder substance than the inner aspect. Being harder means it abrades at a slower rate which allows for the curvation usually seen.
Years ago Matt did this route in the opposite direction. I remember him saying around the Stonehenge (#3) area there was a real "Crux" area where your ass was hanging out in the air. Basically climbing. Did you run into that? Great trip. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks all! Definitely a trip I'll remember. Sculpin, always appreciate your plant wisdom. Tom, a recent Canyon Lake report on WTA left me feeling slightly vindicated--my path may have actually been better than following the trail, which was no doubt below me. Nancyann--huh, didn't see anything jumping in any of the lakes, but I don't fish (!) so am not tuned into these things. Cyclo: sore? Haha I can finally walk again today. BPJoe: I think Matt went CCW too, no? But he went on the N side of Totem Ridge which is way harder than what I did.
Neek, makes sense a slide has made things problematic. Canyon hasn't changed much in ~75 years although may have been called Cirque Lake. This photo from the Dwight Watson Collection inspired me to visit.
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