Fri, Jul 24 2020 - Little Arethusa - Exploratory (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Simone
Participants:Simone, John C, Jim Fischer, Constantine, Julie M, Ivo H, Lynn


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Write Up:
Thank you to this open-minded group who helped me fulfill my long-held dream to explore this area!

We explored Little Arethusa and Arethusa Cirque:

1. Little Arethusa. It's quick up to the tree line. Our group started ascending the scree slope straight up but if you keep left past several cairns you'll have an easier route. Don't get deceived at the first one, keep left. The hike ends a bit before the summit, which would require scrambling that was beyond the scope of this trip.

2. Arethusa Cirque. It wasn't yet noon so we decided to find a route to the cirque. There isn't one definitive route to or from the cirque but it's not hard to move in the direction you want to go. We made multiple crossings of the creek and nobody got wet feet.

Excellent display of wildflowers throughout the day, including yellow glacier lilies!