1. From North White River via NE Ridge (1997.08.12) Rick Collier, Marty Roberts. Scramble. up the old logging roads that zigzag across the 2500' slope just NW of the drainage. Eventually, of course, the roads gave out, and we had some thrashing to get up onto the steep but more sparsely vegetated avalanche terrain. We soldiered on through forest, light bush, and meadows, eventually arriving at the crest of the NE ridge in about 2.5 hrs, a crest which was near timberline (7500'). We then followed the ridge on game trails to the W for 0.6 km, then a turn to the SW and down to a notch; this process of subsidiary summit and col continued for another 1.6 km or so along the ridge until we reached the base of the final massif (See Franklin Peaks). This 1400' summit cone was easily climbed on its E face diagonally to the S over scree and minor cliff bands; we reached the E summit about noon and found no cairn there.