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Mon, Jul 22 2013 - Appistoki (View Original Event Details)

Coordinator(s): Greg Kushnak
Participants:Greg Kushnak, David Schuler, Tim Horan, Guy Dean Bateman, Della Somwaru, Bob Hensler, Leslie K., Phalen Schuler, Connie Schuler


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Our grand tour of Appistoki was a loop route, ascending the NW face to its two summits; then descending to the saddle and into the upper cirque of Appistoki creek. We encountered a brief traffic delay on the South Shore Trail where a bear was feeding on a beehive next to the trail. The honey bear soon finished and we continued to the moose ponds, where we left the trail. After a short, fairly open bushwhack, we climbed above the cliff bands and traversed to the west ridge to gain the summit. An interesting route, but scree conditions were difficult. We could not avoid the stuff, so we basically had to “swim” to the top. The descent into Appistoki cirque was a pleasant stroll thru alpine meadows along a beautiful stream. Further down the valley, we traversed over to join the Scenic Point Trail and hiked to the road. Group photo, taken at Appistoki Saddle, pictured L to R: Bob Hensler, Guy Bateman, Phalen Schuler, Connie Schuler, Tim Horan, Della Somwaru, Greg Kushnak, Leslie Kermath, & David Schuler.



Have some photos from this event that you'd like to share in our photo album? Please forward them to Tim Anderson at twamontana@gmail.com. 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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