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Re: Harrison Pass - TR

Postby sparky » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:44 pm

Yes thank you for the report. Thank all of you for your reports, I may not comment much but I do read them all. The view from Harrison pass looks very nice.

About the mosquitos, I experienced this Friday night in my camp at rock creek. Except the thick cloud of mosquitos was hanging out 15ft away in the evening sun, but only a straggler here and there landed on me.

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Re: Harrison Pass - TR

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:26 pm

Thanks for the report and photos. I also saw the Harrison photos in the conditions thread and was hoping for more. When I did Harrison a few years ago, it was a low snow year so I appreciated seeing the contrasting conditions. And all that talus on the descent or approach does get annoying. Any photo of Lake Reflection is appreciated - brings back wonderful memories.
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Re: Harrison Pass - TR

Postby Captain Slappy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:42 am

I was about to turn around before I discovered a plausible route to the south (left) of the snowfield:

Thanks for the pictures. I'm planning to be at Harrison Pass the end of next month. How difficult was the route you found around the snow??
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Re: Harrison Pass - TR

Postby cgundersen » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:23 am

The upper bits of the northern approach to Deerhorn are no worse than the north side of Harrison (not much better, either; but for your skills, it would not be a problem). From an earlier trip, I'd remembered more talus on the approach to Deerhorn, but on this more-recent trip, the talus was not a big deal. Perhaps, hardening of the arteries can be beneficial?

And, captain slappy, if you have any qualms about Harrison, check out Ericsson. It's a viable planB.
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Re: Harrison Pass - TR

Postby quentinc » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:31 pm

Thanks CG. I often find my recollection works in the opposite direction, so that when I revisit something sketchy I'm amazed that I did it before without terror and dread.

Captain -- by the end of September I think a route around the snow on Harrison would be relatively easy. A lot of Harrison is just a very steep scree slide. Tough on the knees but not particularly dangerous. The snow filled the center chute when I did it, necessitating use of the rock on the side, which did involve a few delicate (for me, at least) class 3 moves. But I very much doubt that will be needed in late September.
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Re: Harrison Pass - TR

Postby lostcoyote » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:14 pm

that would be lake 3590m situated between derhorn and ericson crags (i think).
the lake i was referring to is the next one downstream at about 3270m situated between reflection and the lake in your picture.
thanks again, enjoyed your report :)
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