Route: Southeast Slopes
Posted On: 2021-07-27, By: supranihilest
Info: I started at the bottom of Black Bear Road on US 550 heading northwest mostly off trail the entire way. A map was useful for determining where I was at any given point since there are only ancient, overgrown mining trail segments randomly strewn about on this route, including one at an old mine around 11,600 feet. The only real obstacles besides navigation were dense willows in marshy spots and a drainage bounded by cliffs that I had to go around to climber's left. There should never be anything super steep on this route, and there's no scrambling. Mostly forest and open meadows down low, tundra in the middle, and scree and talus for the last few hundred feet. I descended towards Trico Peak which was also easy terrain.