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meck
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Post Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:54 pm   
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Mt Deception via Royal Basin
Date: August 26 2011
Roundtrip distance: 16-18 miles?
Elevation Gain: ~5288 feet (2500 at trailhead, 7788)

Equipment brought: helmet, trekking poles, ice-ax, crampons

A beautiful day, looked perfect to go visit Mt. Deception.

The hike up to Royal Basin was pleasant and uneventful (the trail crews have been out and it shows).  The entire trail was snow free even to the upper tarn.  Began the ascent of the scree field at 1100 and was able to make it to the Deception-Martin peak ridge line by 1300 (Helmet recommended, ice-ax or climbing poles were helpful).  Flopped over to the west side and crosses the snow field to the ridge extending west of Mt. Deception.  I used crampons to cross this (as there were a few hard packed snow sections) but kickstepping would probably have been sufficient also.  Once to that ridge line it was an easy climb to the summit, arriving at 1415.  Left the summit at about 1515, and was back to the trailhead by around 2045.

Be warned, lots and lots of mosquitoes!  The little buggers followed me up the scree field all the way to the ridgeline.


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FungiFan
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Post Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:00 pm   
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Wow! Looking very pretty up there  up.gif . Thanks for the pics and update on the upper basin.

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Post Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:16 am   
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Great pictures of the surrounding area.  Thanks for the report.

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bobbi
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Post Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:54 pm   
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i love the upper royal basin!  great photos from Mt. Deception!

in your pano, i can see 'bobbi' boulder' embarassedlaugh.gif   glad it's still there!

i may have to go there before 'summer ends'.

thanks!

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Post Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:37 pm   
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meck wrote:

Great shot... so much detail when you click the big pic.
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