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Mount Eldee from Bivouac Mountain # 14917

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Date: 2011.08.03
Vantage Point: The Summit of Bivouac Mountain

Caption: Looking southeast from the summit area of Bivouac. Eldee in the foreground with Bishop, Elsay and Seymour rising above Seymour Lake to the right. Dickens is probably one of the bumps middle of shot. Peneplain area, Coquitlam Mountain and Eagle Peak/Ridge fill out the rear.

PhotoDescr: I'd done Mount Jukes from the east last spring and liked the look of the ridge system going south towards Bivouac. Going back in early August, we found no snow on The Stawamus-Indian River Pass area but Vlad and I encountered a jungle of alder and other bush further up the northeast Jukes spur roads.

Overgrown road or bush - neither were easy but we finally hit snow and old growth northeast of Jukes and then the ridge just south of that peak. From there we went over two bumps higher than Bivouac along a very scenic still snow-covered ridge walk with one steep part on route and a short scramble to the peak. Nice views all round were our reward.

Jukes was quickly ascended on the return and then we tried a slightly different approach down the old roads but conditions were much the same. Back at the bikes after sundown; it was a tiring walk/ride back towards the pass.

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