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Stefan
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PostMon May 05, 2008 1:34 pm 
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Methow Pinnacles 7562’ (USGS  Mt. Arriva) 1002’P  5/4/2008

I was joined this fine outing day by Mike T., Mike C., Paul K., Don B., Eric J., Martin S., Dave C., and Matt B.

We left from the 150 milemarker pullout on the North Cascades Highway.  We left at 9:30 and went to the left of the stream that was there.  From there it was pretty easy straight up and go to the top.  I really never lead yesterday which was an absolute joy!  (Still healing from knee surgery…and I have gained some weight).    Snow was soft when we left the live trees and entered the burned out trees around 5000 feet, where we put on snowshoes, but then snow went somewhat hard again around 6800 feet and the snowshoes came off.  Class 2 max.  Great views all around.  Found the summit register from Fay, and who was also the last person to sign in.  About 5 hours round trip—including breaks.

This is a fine spring outing and recommended for all you folk out there.

I am sure pictures will be posted here soon.

Stefan

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PostMon May 05, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Good to see you out Stefan! Sorry I missed the trip.

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PostMon May 05, 2008 10:45 pm 
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One of the most straightforward, efficient trips to a high viewpoint I've ever done.

As Stefan said, park at milepost 150, walk uphill on the left side of the stream and on up the ridge for 4000 feet and you're there.  Enjoy the panoramic summit view for an hour in the sun.  Then jog or glissade back down to the cars, all in only about 5 1/2 hours.  (Feasible for me only because other people kicked all the steps.)

120 degree panoramic view looking southwest across the highway from Methow Pinnacle (labeled)
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120 degree panoramic view looking southwest across the highway from Methow Pinnacle (labeled)
360 degree pan from Methow Pinnacles.  Previous pan is the center third of this pan.  (labeled)
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360 degree pan from Methow Pinnacles.  Previous pan is the center third of this pan.  (labeled)

The view was also a great review for my trips last year, because it included all the summits from my trips to  Gabriel, Goode, and Silent Lakes.

Edit: Thank you to everyone who helped add labels to the panos.

Ascent:

Map
Map
MP 150
MP 150
Paul & Stefan ascending the ridge
Paul & Stefan ascending the ridge
Last stretch to the summit
Last stretch to the summit
Mike on the last slopes
Mike on the last slopes
Narrow Summit
Narrow Summit
Break area below the summit
Break area below the summit

Peaks:

Black, Repulse, Fisher, etc.
Black, Repulse, Fisher, etc.
Goode, Arriva, etc.
Goode, Arriva, etc.
Logan, Mesachie, Katsuk, etc.
Logan, Mesachie, Katsuk, etc.
Gabriel, Elija, Beebe, etc.
Gabriel, Elija, Beebe, etc.
Azurite
Azurite
Ballard
Ballard

People (I missed getting photos of Dave C & Martin S):

Don B, Mike C, Mike T
Don B, Mike C, Mike T
Paul K, Stefan?, Eric J
Paul K, Stefan?, Eric J
Mike & Mike hanging out
Mike & Mike hanging out
Matt
Matt

Descent:

Departing the summit
Departing the summit
Glissade
Glissade

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PostMon May 05, 2008 11:26 pm 
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Absolutely phenomenal views!  up.gif  up.gif Thanks for the panos, Matt!

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PostTue May 06, 2008 5:57 am 
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C'est magnifique!  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif
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PostTue May 06, 2008 7:20 am 
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Awesome panos Matt - what a crystal clear day!

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PostTue May 06, 2008 8:25 am 
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Thanks for the pictures Matt.  You do nice work.

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PostTue May 06, 2008 9:20 am 
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slobber.gif Awesome, what else can you say. I don't recognize cartman, is that a recently named peak ? clown.gif

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PostTue May 06, 2008 9:28 am 
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Wow!!

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PostTue May 06, 2008 10:02 am 
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Those panoramics are awesome! Nice work.
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PostTue May 06, 2008 3:29 pm 
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Nice trip. I want to see the rest of Matt's pics.
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PostTue May 06, 2008 5:54 pm 
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Nice trip, looks splendid. Two trips in one weekend, nice to you out peakbagging again Stefan.  up.gif
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PostTue May 06, 2008 6:15 pm 
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Matt, two grand panos!  Superb!  The second one gives a greater understanding(360 degrees); and, I love the first....it takes you into the heart of the North Cascades, close up and personal with some peaks one rarely hears about.  The summit you visited offers a fascinating overview and angle for panos....can't wait for more photos of this expedition...5 hours?!  Amazing!
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PostTue May 06, 2008 9:20 pm 
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PostTue May 06, 2008 11:15 pm 
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I added the rest of the photos to my post earlier in the thread.

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