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Chrysolite Mountain

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Gary Neben
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Chrysolite Mountain

Peaks: Chrysolite Mountain 12822

Dates: 12/13/2017

Post by Gary Neben » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:36 pm

Start/End Loc: 1 mile S of Saint Elmo on FSR 295
Distance/Elevation: 6 miles RT/2634 feet elevation gain

This mountain is nicely isolated from other surrounding peaks so, for me, it’s a good candidate for off season hiking. Janet and Jamel joined me for what I hoped would be a reasonable winter-like day. This turned out to be the case and we enjoyed a fine day together.

I had two routes in mind, the N ridge from Saint Elmo and the NW buttress from Romley. The road to Saint Elmo is plowed in winter. We found we were able to drive another 1.1 miles beyond Saint Elmo before I got nervous with the snow covered road. We left the truck in a turnaround spot and continued on foot to Romley and then up the NW buttress of Chrysolite. Some steep climbing and ankle deep snow was the order of the day to tree line, then more steep climbing on scree. There was also about 500 feet of deeper snow we had to be patient with before busting out of the trees.
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Re: Chrysolite Mountain

Post by Janet Yanowitz » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:00 pm

Fun, fun! Thanks for getting us out before the snow was too deep.

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Re: Chrysolite Mountain

Post by andrewrose » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:25 pm

Looks like a fun day! Great photo of you all.

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