Floating Rock and Galleon Mountain
The steep, damp duff on the way up Floating Rock and the steep, solid snow (and no crampons) on Galleon Mountain both made this trip a bit more difficult than I had hoped.
I scrambled Galleon on the ascent, but on the descent I did one rappel with a 30 meter rope. I was unable to pull my rope and didn't want to spend the extra time to scramble back up and retrieve it. So if you find a rope up there, now you know where it came from!
approx. 5,057 feet
13 hours 29 minutes
5 hours 1 minute ascending from Green Ridge trail head to Floating Rock
4 hours 25 minutes traversing from Floating Rock to Galleon Mountain
4 hours 3 minutes descending from Galleon Mountain to Green Ridge trail head
Our parking spot at the "trail head" for Green Ridge, on the Middle Fork Road 4.5 miles after the Taylor River bridge
Hiking up the Green Ridge trail
On a ridge south of Floating Rock
Steep side-hilling on the SE slopes of Floating Rock
Ascending Floating Rock's indistinct SE ridge
Looking south from the summit of Floating Rock
Brett on the summit of Floating Rock
Apparently this peak is not climbed often. I know at least one other party summited in the winter and couldn't find the register
Descending via the large gully that started about 20 feet north of the summit
The summit register on Galleon Mountain. It was an unsalvageable, gross, soggy mess
Big Snow from the summit of Galleon Mountain
East Garfield Mountain
Green Ridge Lake
It was full dark by the time we returned to the car
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.