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Oblate and Rancherie (Marriott Basin) # 16345

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Date: 2014.07.09
Vantage Point: From the ridge west of Oblate Peak

Caption: Oblate near left with Rancherie at right.

PhotoDescr: I hiked up the Rohr Lake Trail then gained the col area between Mount Rohr and Rancherie Peak. From there I followed the ridge heading northwest to the summit of Rancherie. A little tricky coming off the northern side of it but past that it was a very pleasant ridge walk to Oblate. Two sets of ptarmigans with chicks were barely seen camouflaged in the heather, the second group (7 chicks) I nearly stepped on.

Past Oblate (and with a nice view down the Spruce Creek Valley) I continued on to Academy Peak (Marriott SE3) then down towards the Wendy Thompson Hut and followed the Marriott Basin Trail back out.

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