Hemlock Peak via Pineapple Pass

Ian and I parked at the Snow Lake trailhead and hiked up the Snow Lake trail (#1013) and then took the Source Lake trail (#1013.1). Near the creek crossing where the Source Lake trail turns right we continued south below Bryant Peak towards Pineapple Pass. We crossed Pineapple Pass, then contoured NW below The Tooth to the ridge between Hemlock Peak and The Tooth. We stayed slightly below the ridge and followed it to the summit of Hemlock Peak.

Aside from a couple spots where I did some self-belay, we encountered no technical difficulties. We crossed a lot of slopes that would be very dangerous if the avalanche conditions were bad.

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