Davis Peak via the south ridge (attempted)

  • Date:
    2012/04/21
    Elevation gain:
    5,516 feet
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Davis Peak
    In:
    North Cascades
    Car-to-car:
    11 hours 41 minutes
    • 4 hours 50 minutes ascending from Highway 20 and Gorge Creek to Point 5872 where we changed course
    • 2 hours 13 minutes ascending from Point 5872 where we changed course to Little Davie
    • 3 hours 55 minutes descending from Little Davie to Highway 20 and Gorge Creek
  • Our trail head, Gorge Creek on Highway 20
    Our trail head, Gorge Creek on Highway 20
  • A little moss meadow in the middle of the forest
    A little moss meadow in the middle of the forest
  • We crossed many mossy slabs
    We crossed many mossy slabs
  • Big Devil Peak above the Skagit Valley
    Big Devil Peak above the Skagit Valley
  • Steph coming through a tree tunnel
    Steph coming through a tree tunnel
  • The Pinnacle, Colonial, Snowfield group
    The Pinnacle, Colonial, Snowfield group
  • A Hemlock slot canyon. Triumph in the background.
    A Hemlock slot canyon. Triumph in the background.
  • At point 5,872' we decided we would avoid some unsafe avvy slopes, give up on the summit, and instead head for point 6,240' ("Little Davie") on Davis's east ridge
    At point 5,872' we decided we would avoid some unsafe avvy slopes, give up on the summit, and instead head for point 6,240' ("Little Davie") on Davis's east ridge
  • Kevin scouting a safe way off the ridge to Little Davie
    Kevin scouting a safe way off the ridge to Little Davie
  • Kevin and Jack Mountain
    Kevin and Jack Mountain
  • Three people taking photos of Kevin.  He placed himself in the optimal position for photography
    Three people taking photos of Kevin. He placed himself in the optimal position for photography
  • Mount Ross (left) and Triumph over its shoulder
    Mount Ross (left) and Triumph over its shoulder
  • The Pinnacle, Colonial, Snowfield group
    The Pinnacle, Colonial, Snowfield group
  • Kevin trundling snowballs down the east side of Davis's south ridge
    Kevin trundling snowballs down the east side of Davis's south ridge
  • Point 5,872' at upper right, where we diverted our course
    Point 5,872' at upper right, where we diverted our course
  • The summit of the peak we dubbed Little Davie
    The summit of the peak we dubbed Little Davie
  • An orographic banner cloud coming off of Snowfield
    An orographic banner cloud coming off of Snowfield
  • We had some slushy glissades on the way down
    We had some slushy glissades on the way down
  • There was a lot of pleasant forested salal slopes
    There was a lot of pleasant forested salal slopes
  • Lindsay passing through a lovely, mossy boulder field
    Lindsay passing through a lovely, mossy boulder field
  • My favorite moss meadow
    My favorite moss meadow
  • Back at Gorge Creek!
    Back at Gorge Creek!

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