Mount Sentinel

Today was a perfect spring hike – and a new one! Just when you think you’ve done it all, you have definitely not.

Last year we searched for the trailhead to this one – never did find it. But today was a KMC hike and now I know where to go to get on the trail!

I’d heard that this one was gnarly with exposed sections. Leon rated it C3. It was steep – no denying that. Other than that, it was a pure delight with no scary bits at all. We had a big group that quickly sorted itself out into the regular paced people and the slower ones. Who cares – we all had a wonderful time.

What I loved here was the green grass – the green everything! And the spring flowers! Glacier lilies! Buds on shrubs and trees!

It felt almost like being in alpine meadows.

Loved it.

Most of us made it to the “top” although the actual top would have meant quite a bit of postholing through snow.

We did three hours up, which was lovely and we sat in the warm sun having lunch and gazing out at a beauty mountain view.

It was a fine spring day.

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1 Response to Mount Sentinel

  1. Chris Cowan says:

    scramble with some exposure rates a 3. Leon’s rating looks fine by me. Lots of places where a small slip could really hurt you or worse, and some would find the exposure intimidating.

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