Saturday, September 11, 2010
Dragon's Tail (Sept. 11/2010)
A few pix from Dragon's Tail on Saturday with GMS. The perfect scramble for a windy September day!
Jim F. led our group of 6 to the col between Reynold's and Dragon's Tail. From there, we followed a grassy ledge on the east side of the mountain to the far summit. A great route... See photo with Jim pointing the route out to us from afar with his hiking pole... One of those, "You want us to go WHERE?" moments.
On the ridgetop, clouds would stream up and over us and down to the valley below. Intermittent views between the clouds to the south allowed for views beyond Fusillade mountain, including Jackson glacier, as well as teasers of Sperry Glacier. Will definitely return on a clear day.
Starting at 9 AM, we hiked at a moderate pace and were back at the cars by 4 after a brief lunch at the summit.
The route we followed is described in some detail on on summit post
(click here to see SP posting.)