Mount Daniel Trip Report (#12682)
- Signed By: lee coutermarsh
- Date submitted: September 17, 2001
Ahhhh what a great 2 day summit in awesome weather. No bugs to speak of on this date. Started out at horse camp and followed horse dung@$&##(#@^$ to the peggy pond cut-off and thank god horses are banned from this trail to peggy's pond. Had lunch at peggy's pond and then up into the basin just below glacier to make camp for the night. Kinda the wrong move as it was a wind tunnel when the sun went down, and alot of sand and glacier dust blowing around, should have camped at peggys pond. Next day went up to base of glacier and followed up scree,talus to the saddle of the east ridge (no crampons) so decided to stay off the glacier. When I reached the saddle could see 2 climbers with 2 dogs going up the middle and all glacier. Also could see 2 climbers going up the SE ridge and then traverse the top of glacier. They all went to west summit (true) I went up to east summit and easy scramble. Could see forever and made it back to the car in about 3 hours.