Following creekbeds of Upper Canyon Creek, Dinah and I ascended Mount Bryant. The long trudge up the creek was uninspiring save for a brief view of the summit. The beautiful tarn at the base of the mountain provided a pleasant respite before we slogged up the northwest scree slopes. Climbing up from the valley, views were limited and even the summit was hidden from view until we reached the ridge.
Once on the summit, we were greeted by good scenery in all directions. But cold, strong winds kept us off balance and made our stay brief. Instead of continuing to the east peak as we had planned, we just wanted to get off the mountain and out of the wind and the cold.
Mount Bryant ahead
Hiking up the north fork of Upper Canyon Creek
Before we reach the tarn we get a glimpse of the summit (left).
The trail leads to open slopes
Some elevation is lost on the way to the tarn
Looking back at an unnamed peak (GR409435)
The ascent slopes of Mount Bryant from the tarn
Before reaching the rock buttress on the skyline we found a trail
The tarn is a beautiful turquoise
Looking through the window of the rock buttress (mouse over for the reverse view)
Toiling up the scree slopes
Looking back at the rock buttress
I discovered some fossils on the slope
The views changed little as we ascended
Unnamed peak to the west
View to the northwest
After reaching the ridge, the summit is a short distance away (mouse over)
On the summit
The east peak and east ridge
Bragg Creek 82/J15
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