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Riverside Laker
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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 6:27 pm 
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Matt wrote:
Yana wrote:
I thought LO and west were the same thing?

Correct.
The west summit, 4849, is the site of the old lookout and the destination of the Mt. Higgins trail.
The middle summit, 4995, is also known as Skadulgwas, which is a native name for the peak.
The east summit, 5175, is highest, and is named for homesteader Walter D. Higgins.

The west summit at 4880+ is slightly higher than the lookout. It's almost due north of the LO site and makes a dandy scramble.
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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 7:14 pm 
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Ab Domino wrote:
The west summit at 4880+ is slightly higher than the lookout. It's almost due north of the LO site and makes a dandy scramble.

Ah yes, we almost headed there instead!  I wanted to call it "Myrtle", but nobody was buying it.

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 8:45 pm 
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The video is hilarious.
Poor Quark! frown.gif embarassedlaugh.gif
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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 9:06 pm 
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I have to admit I'm very impressed with Putz in Boots' accuracy. Despite sort of a short arm motion and with no footwork required she still had maybe 4 out of 6 or so hitting Quark with a couple right off the noggin as well. Good aim.

Oh and nice TR too.
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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 9:21 pm 
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It has been noted that I'm not a good ducker.  Well, see, I didn't duck cause I kept thinking the last ball tossed would be the last ball tossed.  I wasn't thinking my freinds would be aimin' to kill me and all, in winter and all; I mean tossing heavy snowballs in the water in front of me, making it splash on me at the dawn of nightfall on a snowy slope in winter is downright dangerous.  I coulda got hypodermiated and died & stuff out there.

Here lies Quark,
she got offed by a dork.
So who inherits the spork
?

Besides, the coldness felt good - I was hot.  Well, hotter than usuall. biggrin.gif

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 9:23 pm 
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Don't tell us you were wearing cotton...

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:11 pm 
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Pütz-in-Boots wrote:
Quark...it may help to know...
Mark actually wanted to roll up a giant snowball and aim it downhill right at you as you exited the creek. Kinda like bowling for Quark. I talked him out of it.   dizzy.gif

I am shocked and apalled at the accusation.  I was morally outraged by companions actions.  It made me sick to my stomach.

That is not my maniacal laughter that you hear on the video, either.  shakehead.gif

Here's some more pics...

Catwalk
Catwalk
Not Going That Way
Not Going That Way
Snow Xing
Snow Xing
West Peak
West Peak
Matt the Shutterbug
Matt the Shutterbug
Higgins Prime and Skadulgwas
Higgins Prime and Skadulgwas

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:12 pm 
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Oh yeah - like dicey said:  great to get out with JimK and Matt for the first time!  smile.gif

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:14 pm 
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Here's what Higgins looks like with no snow, if anyone is interested:

Higginses
Higginses

Oddly enough, Beckey gives the LO site as being the west peak. Too many peaks!

PiB - the middle peak, according to Beckey, is a class 2 scramble if approached via LO. East (Higgins proper) is given as a class 3 scramble, approached from elsewhere. It does look like fun, though!

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:33 pm 
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YOu really think Skadulgwas looks easy to scramble! Ha! It looks dicey as anything. But a nice system gets you up the steep rock. Not done often from what I can tell. Some bushwacking but not terrible. Get there by dropping below the LO on the N side and find your way across the area. It looks dicey until you are right at the class 2 area. A dandy scramble.
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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Hmm - it does kinda look like dicey!   tongue.gif

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:43 pm 
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It's difficult to believe that it's class 2. Eek.

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PostMon Mar 05, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Talked to a coupla guys up there last year; one old timer who practically owned the place, said it wasn't as bad as it looked.  And it does look spooky.

Yesterday when PiB mentioned bagging it if we had time, I said  eek.gif and she said huh.gif and I said  rolleyes.gif

The featureless slab on LO is chock-full of penstemmon at the right time o' year...
Higgins penstemmon
Higgins penstemmon

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PostTue Mar 06, 2007 2:50 am 
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Higgins Lookout Route Map
Higgins Lookout Route Map
Higgins Summits
Higgins Summits
Higgins 3D Map Thing
Higgins 3D Map Thing
Crossing Dick Creek
Crossing Dick Creek
Little waterfalls at the crossing
Little waterfalls at the crossing
Running the ridge – Quark & Putz
Running the ridge – Quark & Putz
Running the ridge – Dicey, JimK, & Mark
Running the ridge – Dicey, JimK, & Mark
Putz & Dicey
Putz & Dicey
Arriving at the summit
Arriving at the summit
East Higgins & Skadulgwas
East Higgins & Skadulgwas
Round & Higgins
Round & Higgins
Steep south side of the summit & the ridge connecting to Skadulgwas
Steep south side of the summit & the ridge connecting to Skadulgwas
Whitehorse & Three Fingers
Whitehorse & Three Fingers
Enjoying the summit
Enjoying the summit
Summit Tea
Summit Tea
Windy summit group
Windy summit group
Creek patterns in the meadow
Creek patterns in the meadow
Admiring the creek
Admiring the creek
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
Myrtle Lake
Myrtle Lake
Snow patterns near Myrtle Lake
Snow patterns near Myrtle Lake
Where to cross?
Where to cross?
Balance on this log?
Balance on this log?
Shoveling turned this embankment into a staircase
Shoveling turned this embankment into a staircase
Quark just before the snowball barrage
Quark just before the snowball barrage

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PostWed Mar 07, 2007 12:07 am 
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Wow!  Stunning photos and great fun at Quarks expense.  Trip of the winter!! up.gif
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