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Wed, Jul 24 2019 - Angel Wing (View Original Event Details)

Coordinator(s): Tim Anderson
Participants:Tim Anderson, Nicole Pearson, Nathan Carlsen, Edie Smith, Andrew Szabo, David King, Mark Pearson, Jaye Sedlack

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Write Up:
Such a fun day, I had never been up this mountain before. I will be leading this one again in the future.

The day started with a 5 mile hike from Swiftcurrent picnic area to Grinnell Glacier, always a great hike in itself in-spite of the crowds. Crossing the outlet of the glaciers melt lake its a mile and half along solid rock platforms to reach the saddle at the back side of Angel Wing. Another half mile of steep grassy slopes brings you to the summit.

The wind was blowing hard at the summit so we didn't hang around long, dropping down a little we hunkered down inside a Krumholtz to escape the winds and had a some lunch.

On the way back we passed our friend, Glacier Park Naturalist Bob Schuster, leading a group of visitors to the glacier (as he has been doing for over 50 years). We had just seen Bob the night before at our Spaghetti Potluck.

Returning to the picnic area we sat down to beverages and finished of two bags of corn chips and two jars of salsa.

Have some photos from this event that you'd like to share in our photo album? Please forward them to Tim Anderson at Please note that we prefer to receive the photos in approximately 640x480 or 750x500 pixels - do NOT send original high-res photos. If you have a LOT of photos, please submit up to twenty of your favorites (only) for a day event, or up to forty of your favourites for a multi-day event. Thank you.

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