Adam's Canyon North Ridge 1/23

TannerT

Hike Hard, Tread Lightly
Joined
May 15, 2013
Messages
589
I was overly ambitious and wanted to summit Thurston Peak. I still do, however, if I'm going to do it in the winter I'll need to recruit a few more people to help break trail. The snow was really packed for about the first mile up the ridge and then it was a solid 3+ feet deep. The trail, I've heard, in the summer is defined enough to make it first to a cabin that's on the ridge and then to the top. Not easy due to the elevation gain but doable. The snow adds much more to it...that's all I'll say. I met a nice guy (Gary) trying to reach the cabin too. He'd never been there so when we decided to advance together we both had no idea how far or the condition of the 'trail'. I had already gotten off to a later start then I wanted, but the bed was so comfortable and cozy that it was hard to leave at 530. The sunrise was beautiful, I saw a herd of about 20 deer, the wind was brisk to the point of reminding me I'm alive, the snow was deep, and, after I'd resigned the idea of summiting, the cabin called to me like the sirens to Ulysses. I'd refuse the sweet sound, and return to the sweeter sound of my wife and daughters and I was back by 1130. I'll be trying again and I'll throw out an invite to anyone that is crazy and wants to do a lesser known peak in the middle of winter.
DSC_1393.jpg
Beautiful Sunrise
DSC_1398.jpg
Doe and fawn. The herd appeared just after I'd secured the camera.
DSC_1404.jpg
Ben Lommond and Willard Peak lit up.
DSC_1410.jpg
Antelope Island above the muck
DSC_1413.jpg
The Oquirrahs.
DSC_1419.jpg

The cabin is, I believe, on the highest ridge to the right
DSC_1422.jpg

It was a good burn. I'll be back there for sure.
 

Dave

Broadcaster, formerly "ashergrey"
.
Joined
May 5, 2012
Messages
1,722
I've heard about that cabin, never been. Beautiful shots.
 

TannerT

Hike Hard, Tread Lightly
Joined
May 15, 2013
Messages
589
Nice photos! That is a hell of an ambitious winter hike, good for you man. I've been up to the cabin a few years ago and I believe it's tucked in a bowl somewhere below the peak.

View attachment 39518
Yeah, I think your right. After looking on google earth it may even be on the next ridge up. Either way, a LOT of deep snow left to get there.

sent from an undisclosed location
 

Artemus

I walk
.
Joined
Jun 25, 2012
Messages
4,400
Yeah, I think your right. After looking on google earth it may even be on the next ridge up. Either way, a LOT of deep snow left to get there.

sent from an undisclosed location
That is why you need to do it on skis, TT. Then the descent is even fast and fun, depending. Get @slc_dan to go with you :rolleyes:
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Laura V. Four Days in Salt Creek Canyon, April 2021 Backpacking 7
NorthwestWanderer 4 Days Backpacking Capitol Reef : Spring Canyon & Various side canyons Backpacking 2
F Stevens Canyon/southern escalate water availability. Trip Planning 12
Juicifer Labyrinth Canyon in April Questions Trip Planning 2
Nick Running the Grand Canyon in a Tule Raft General Discussion 2
Udink Mount Belknap and Bullion Canyon Hiking & Camping 3
norwegianxplorer Mt Whitney Virtual Hike via Horseshoe Meadows & Mt Langley, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park Backpacking 1
Laura V. Bears in Salt Creek Canyon, Canyonlands Trip Planning 76
Reef&Ruins Hell'n Moriah Canyon Trip Planning 5
D Grand Canyon Ideas Trip Planning 9
RyanP Maze questions---Sweet Alice Canyon, etc Trip Planning 22
gnwatts Doing fine in Labyrinth Canyon, 9-17-20 On The Water 8
BJett Honeymoon Backpacking - An Intro to Canyon Country Backpacking 14
wildwesthikes 9 Days Solo Escalante Loop in October (water advice) - Stevens Canyon, Baker Route over Waterpocket fold, Halls Narrows to Moody Canyons Trip Planning 11
B Dark Canyon - Young's to Lean-to Traverse Trip Planning 3
M Dark Canyon Complex Water Data Trip Planning 4
Dhuff3243 Constrychnine canyon Trip Planning 0
Outdoors24 Floating Labyrinth Canyon On The Water 7
C Paria Canyon water source - August 2020 Trip Planning 2
balzaccom Fun in Mokelumne Canyon Backpacking 1
norwegianxplorer Big SEKI loop, Sequoia Kings Canyon Backpacking 1
norwegianxplorer Bear Standoff and Bluff Charge in Kings Canyon yesterday June 30th Backpacking 16
zionsky Jan's Canyon Trip Planning 2
Bob Grand Canyon North Rim wildfire Trip Planning 4
NorthwestWanderer 3 days in Idaho/Oregon's Hells Canyon: Pittsburgh Landing to Willow Creek Backpacking 2
R How bad is the quicksand in Paria Canyon? Trip Planning 0
RyanP Coyote Gulch to Halls Creek via Stevens Canyon Trip Planning 28
Perry Afternoon Hike in Redrock Canyon Trip Reports 2
fossana An Allen inspired trip to Dark Canyon Backpacking 29
ram Parker Canyon 2-15-20 Canyoneering 2
seekinglost Desolation Canyon, Utah... Any info? Trip Planning 24
Dhuff3243 North Fork Robbers Roost and Blarney canyon Trip Planning 0
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking Oregon's Cottonwood Canyon : Lost Corral Trail Backpacking 1
Wanderlust073 Upheaval Canyon / Syncline Loop Backpacking 14
gnwatts Grand Canyon by canoe On The Water 2
NorthwestWanderer Backpacking Washington's Coulee Country : Barker Canyon Backpacking 5
westy Cave Canyon, Grand Canyon west Hiking & Camping 5
Bob Rappelling into the Yellowstone river canyon General Discussion 1
Outdoors24 Desolation Canyon Fee Proposal General Discussion 1
Blake Merrell Secret Canyon - Sedona Backpacking 8
JBPHXAZ Dark Canyon Backpacking Help Trip Planning 9
J Death Valley National Park Keene Canyon-Wonder Mine Loop. Dec. 3, 2019 Hiking & Camping 1
M advice Grand Canyon backpacking Spring 2020 Trip Planning 16
Udink Labyrinth Canyon II On The Water 10
gnwatts Family Meander Canyon float trip, slow, fun and hot On The Water 4
regehr Water higher up in Virgin Springs Canyon? Trip Planning 17
Dan_85 New dams proposed for Little Colorado River/Grand Canyon General Discussion 2
Ross FACE CANYON: What lake level starts filling the slot? Trip Planning 0
Mikjik86 8 Days Backpacking Dark Canyon Wilderness Backpacking 2
DrNed Cell service in American Fork Canyon will be a reality by 2020 General Discussion 13

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top