10 hours 21 minutes
approx. 4,243 feet
We parked on the Old Cascade Highway at the gated bridge over Money Creek.
We left the road and headed up Palmer's east ridge after crossing Lowe Creek. Because the creek was dry and because we didn't know about the new bridge over the creek, we walked 1.5 miles past Lowe Creek before we noticed our mistake and backtracked.
There were a few old shacks at the quarry at 2,600'.
The quarry was surprisingly huge.
Above the quarry the footpath became more distinct.
It was like summer on the south slopes.
Yana found an unlikely ledge route that bypassed the normal gully route. Without any snow, the gully route to the summit looked dangerous.
Crosby Mountain from the summit of Palmer Mountain.
On the summit of Palmer Mountain. ?!?
Frozen Mountain over the west summit of Palmer Mountain.
Index Peak and Melted Mountain behind the west summit of Palmer Mountain.
Lindsay exiting the ledge route.
Lindsay decided to ford Lowe Creek.
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.