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Whaleback via Jonah's Joy

Postby seanr » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:06 pm

A few friends and I enjoyed a fun route up Whaleback over the weekend approaching via the long, but easy walk from Marvin Pass TH. Story here:
https://goo.gl/photos/gopiSNiBAR5c62ru9

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Day 2 held the biggest highlights with the exciting class 3 Jonah's Joy route and a major hailstorm!

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Re: Whaleback via Jonah's Joy

Postby cefire » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:17 pm

That is a mighty impressive hail result
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Re: Whaleback via Jonah's Joy

Postby zacjust32 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:30 pm

Wow! I think 20+ miles is a long day by anyone's standards. Nice hike.
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Re: Whaleback via Jonah's Joy

Postby giantbrookie » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:15 pm

The Whaleback is such a beautiful peak. I've heard about that route but not been up the peak. Neat route and nice photos. The hailstorm was pretty impressive and it looks like we're getting a bit of color change in the vegetation up there. You wouldn't know that down in the valley here where, in spite of those two mild days, we've otherwise been over 90.
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Re: Whaleback via Jonah's Joy

Postby seanr » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:58 pm

Guys, the hail impressed me, as did the route! Glad it was interesting to y'all.

Covering ground is as simple as staying fit and then getting out and going long over some months and years. I know several folks who have dayhiked this. It almost makes the list of top 10 hardest SPS dayhikes. I could do it if acclimatized due to the gentle trail approach, but backpacking was probably more fun! Terrain and gain are what I pay most attention to when thinking about what is possible.

Glacier Ridge is still calling to me, but I'm off to Alta-Big Bird-Silliman this weekend. This time the storm was nice enough to come before the weekend.

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