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Justus S.
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PostFri Aug 05, 2022 9:20 pm 
Peak 5003 (Relic Trail, north of Curry Gap)
Did an easier hike today. Drove over Jack Pass and up to the North Fork Sky trailhead. Had a nice pleasant walk up to Curry Gap. Managed to stay pretty dry until after the pass where the brush was hanging over the trail a bit more. The brush was wet from the previous days rain. It's dry now. Anyways, at a convenient point I left the trail to head toward the saddle south of the summit. I hit the ridgeline a bit south of the saddle. I then headed up the ridge to the treed summit. You have to battle some minor brush/trees and cobwebs. As it opens up near the summit stay to the west side since itís a bit easier travel. Some open areas around the summit give nice views of the major surrounding peaks. Mosquitoes pretty hungry up at the summit area as well. Anyway, not the most exciting trip but good for exercise.

Curry Gap Flowers
Curry Gap Flowers
Curry Gap flowers
Curry Gap flowers
Saddle Meadows with view out to Glacier Peak
Saddle Meadows with view out to Glacier Peak
Views approaching summit
Views approaching summit
Black and Glacier Peak
Black and Glacier Peak
Sloan
Sloan
Cristos
Cristos
Kyes, Monte Cristo, Cadet, Foggy
Kyes, Monte Cristo, Cadet, Foggy
Sloan
Sloan
Red to Glacier to Portal
Red to Glacier to Portal
Pride Basin
Pride Basin
Sloan through the Trees
Sloan through the Trees

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PostSat Aug 06, 2022 5:18 pm 
Really nice photos!

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PostSun Aug 07, 2022 10:59 am 
I spent quite a bit of time around Curry Gap in the late 80's & early 90's after they punched a new road up Cadet Creek to within a mile of Curry Gap. I never knew there would be views like that from this peak & I'm sorry I missed it.

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PostSun Aug 07, 2022 11:37 am 
Speaking of Curry Gap, The USGS map shows "ruins" there. Anybody know the history behind them?

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PostSun Aug 07, 2022 4:56 pm 
Glad folks enjoyed the photos. Rich, I haven't looked closely for any ruins near the gap. Maybe an old cabin/ shelter might have been there?

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PostSun Aug 07, 2022 5:23 pm 
RichP wrote:
The USGS map shows "ruins" there. Anybody know the history behind them?

I've tried to find out the history of that and found nothing. There was nothing when I first went up there.

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PostSun Aug 07, 2022 9:30 pm 
My 1902 Skykomish quad, which does show structures, shows nothing at or near Curry Gap and no trail either from north or south. The name has been ascribed to a miner in the Monte Cristo district who would pass through there on visits to a lady friend in Skykomish.

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