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Ring Mountain - North Face # 8419

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Date: 2006.05.04
Vantage Point: From the south slopes of Little Ring Peak.

Caption: This photo shows the hiking/skiing access to Ring Mountain. The photo also reveals the common snowmobile access.

PhotoDescr: The cut-block at the bottom right of the photo is a product of the S-500/700 road system near the head of the Squamish River. Spurs rise to about 4300', but are subject to (seasonal) debris torrents and large washouts. The route to Ring Mountain from this road system involves some pleasant sub-alpine forest travel, and a traverse on either snow or scree to the moderate south slopes. Ascents from here are not difficult.

The col at extreme left is the prominent col at GR792636 on your 92 J/3 sheet. This is where snowmobilers enter from the established route that originates in Brandywine Creek. If you look closely, you can make out a sled track and sled just below the col in question. The tracks about 10 m left of the camera are a testament to their activity around Little Ring Peak as well.

Ring Mountain is an extinct, horseshoe-shaped, volcanic crater located 2.5 km west-southwest of Mount Callaghan.

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