Mr. Neal Carter and I had been planning all the summer to make the first ascent of Wedge Mt., as soon as we could get away in the fall. Accordingly on Saturday evening, September 8th, we landed with our belongings at Alta Lake. Having nearly a fortnight before us, we decided to make Rainbow Lodge our headquarters, and to make two trips, one up Wedge Mountain, and the other to Avalanche Pass, the proposed 1923 camp site. We left half our grub at the lodge, and with the other half and the rest of our belongings, started out from Alta Lake on Sunday morning bound for Wedge Mountain. [photo]rainbowlodge1930.jpg[caption]Rainbow Lodge 1930 with Wedge in background[/photo]
[photo]rainbowrates.jpg[caption]Rainbow Lodge Rates[/photo]
We followed the railway for 4 miles to Mile 42, as from Rainbow Lodge we could see that the main ridge from Wedge Mountain hit the railway at about this point.
[photo]walkin.jpg[caption]Walking the rails[/photo]
This was a popular way to get around the valley right up to the early 70's. CN would now arrest you for that!! [photo]parkhurstvillage1940s960x631.jpg[caption]Parkhurst 1940[/photo]
From the railway we traveled east following logging roads for about a mile, and after that picking our way through the trees (there was very... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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