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Black & Diamond Conditions and Photos

Postby calicokat » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:46 am

Went up the Baxter Pass trail to climb Black Mountain and Diamond Peak. Snow started in earnest at 10,200' on the northern aspects and nothing on the southern aspects. The snow up to Black was in good shape and there is zero snow going up to Diamond.

The burnt out part of the trail
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Diamond Massif from 8,500'
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From our camp area at 10,700'
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Alpine Glow
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Black/Diamond Bowl
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Heading up towards Black
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Looking over at Diamond, very dry
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Looking west from a notch along the Black ridge
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Looking southwest at Glen Pass and Mt. Brewer area peaks
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Looking north at a whole lot of dry southerly facing peaks
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Heading up the chute to Diamond Peak. 12,000' and dry
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Mt. Cotter and Mt. Clarence King
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Rest of the photos are here: http://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sie ... &k=bSWFQFJ



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Re: Black & Diamond Conditions and Photos

Postby ExploreABitMore » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:30 am

Thanks for the photos and trip report. I was thinking of heading up this way soon, so this is very helpful. Guess we'll see what this latest weather brings, though
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