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Mt. Lindeman Day Trip
Timestamp Free: 2020.01.21 - 19:45:55
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades / Skagit Range
Participants: C. Widrig scramble
Post Creek to Mt. Lindeman summit via Mt. Macdonald. Day trip.
This is a fairly long day trip of almost 40 km, with lots of elevation gain (about 3000 m from my calculations, because you must descend Macdonald to the col between). The walk up the old road and trail to Lindeman Lake makes a good warm-up for the steeper stuff ahead. I reached patchy snow at 2000 m, about a kilometer from the summit of Mt. Macdonald. At this point I realized I would have to drop some elevation to gain the base of Lindeman's NW summit. I dropped to about 1700 m, according to my altimeter, and made a Class 3 scramble up onto the ridge that leads to that summit. Once at the top, I now realized the true summit (higher, that is) is the SE one, which, if I were to go directly, looked like maybe a Class 4 or higher; I didn't know. so back down to below 1700 m I went, to swing around the south slopes of the NW peak, then up the SW slopes of the higher SE peak. This more straightforward than I make it sound. I returned the same way, except, of course, I didn't go back up the NW summit again. I had planned to knock off Webb on the return, as I am a true peak-bagger, but the wasted elevation gain got the best of me. For anyone planning a trip here, mine took 13 hrs 15 min, and I started at the last cabin at Post Creek...
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