Upper Canyon Creek, South Fork,
A week after hiking up the north fork of Upper Canyon Creek we returned to hike up the south fork. The creekbed was wearisome but it reached an picturesque valley. From the valley we were able to ascend an unnamed peak.
Pete, Jackie, Philip and Lorri on the creekbed
Lorri poses with a slack-jawed deer.
In the valley
Looking back down the valley. Compression Ridge is on the right.
As we climb, I stop for a photo while Lori waves in the background.
Lorri and Jackie negotiating deep snow.
Phils stops for a photo
View to the west from the ridge
Mount Howard rises in the south
Some interesting rock forms in the area, such as this pinnacle ...
... and this cave