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North Paleface Creek Headwaters # 6860

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Date: 2005.06.20
Vantage Point: From the alpine basin south of Klesilkwa Mountain

Caption: There are a series of tarns at the headwaters of the north fork of Paleface Creek. This one is found at about 5300', and was a good place to stop for lunch before continuing on to climb Klesilkwa S1. Both of these peaks featured in the photo are unnamed, and are just a sample of some of the great features at the north end of Custer Ridge.

PhotoDescr: Stacey and I (and dog) took the rough drive up the north fork of Paleface Creek, and hiked into the alpine at the head of the valley south of Klesilkwa. We climbed a class 2/3 route on Klesilkwa S1, which provided a fantastic view to the Redoubt/Custer area. See North Paleface Creek Headwaters. This route through sub-alpine timber was a lot better in the spring on skis, as the entire deciduous component is under spring snow. The bush is not too bad in the summer months, but it's just that much better in spring. The key to enjoying the Paleface Creek area is to be able to drive the Paleface Creek road systems, which are HC 4X4 ATP.

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