2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by Sean Thomas » September 23rd, 2012, 8:29 pm

Super Jealous over here, Peder. That is an awesome day's work!


Great map Pablo. I also have the 63(or maybe it is 67?) GPNF map and it shows the 211 up over Minnie Peak, the trail down miners creek to the green river looks really cool too, or atleast it did before the boom :shock:

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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by romann » September 23rd, 2012, 11:05 pm

Great trip and pictures, Peder! Minnie Peak over the lake is one of my favorite views, though I never seriously thought about climbing it (at least, before now).
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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by Roy » September 29th, 2012, 12:30 pm

Peder your killing me with theses reports my body has just failed badly i am thinking maybe with overnight trips and i can do this again so jealous awesome trs perfect place to hike.

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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by Peder » September 29th, 2012, 12:38 pm

Paul - Here is a low tech map - I hope you can read the captions!
2012-09-20 Mt Minnie route.jpg
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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by pablo » September 29th, 2012, 7:49 pm

Peder wrote:Paul - Here is a low tech map - I hope you can read the captions!

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Thx Peder,

Looks good. The old alignment took off from Snow Lake and went past the north end of Heart Lake on its way to Minnie Peak. I'm hoping to work out a loop that would visit some of the lakes to the north like Venus Lake and Hanaford Lake to the west. I think there is a route that would avoid restrictions - I should make some phone calls.

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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by Peder » September 29th, 2012, 8:03 pm

pablo wrote:I'm hoping to work out a loop that would visit some of the lakes to the north like Venus Lake and Hanaford Lake to the west. I think there is a route that would avoid restrictions - I should make some phone calls.
Paul - I think that you can visit Venus Lake but that Hanaford is off limits (timber industry). I'm curious to hear about your explorations!
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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by johnspeth » May 13th, 2019, 6:56 am

This is an old discussion from 2012 (now 2019) but I'm wondering if anybody has developed any new information about getting to Minnie Peak. It's been on my adventure radar ever since I read this discussion. Here we are seven years later and maybe somebody has refined the effort. Anybody?

I see two ways in:
- Peder's one day track described with ample comments
- Bike in the on the private roads to get pretty close (not legal but probably easily doable if you're a law breaker).

I'm thinking a night or two at Ridge Camp might make the fun part of the ascent more enjoyable without the labor of paying out the cross-country work on the day of the ascent.

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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by kepPNW » May 13th, 2019, 12:14 pm

johnspeth wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 6:56 am
This is an old discussion from 2012 (now 2019) but I'm wondering if anybody has developed any new information about getting to Minnie Peak. It's been on my adventure radar ever since I read this discussion. Here we are seven years later and maybe somebody has refined the effort. Anybody?
It's not too difficult to hit it from the backside, then come back down the Lakes trail.

https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=msvnzqwgkipivkpl
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Re: 2012-09-20 Mt Minnie – Mt Margaret Backcountry

Post by Bosterson » May 13th, 2019, 12:24 pm

kepPNW wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 12:14 pm
It's not too difficult to hit it from the backside, then come back down the Lakes trail.

https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=msvnzqwgkipivkpl
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