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  • 9/28 Wallface

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to join a group hike up to Wallface Mt. One of our own here (WheresAlbany) was part of this group and it was a pleasure to hike with him. We started out at the Loj at about 7am under the colors of the rainbow.
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    There were 8 of us total in the group with varying degrees of speed and experience, so I thought it would be a bit of a challenge for our group leader, but she handled the whole hike with patience and professionalism. We went around Heart Lake and picked up the Indian Pass Trail.

    On Indian Pass Trail with Wallface on the right.
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    Just off the trail at an old logging dam, similar backdrop.
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    Shortly after passing by Cold Brook Pass Trail, the bushwhack began. There were varying degrees of forest density and steepness. Although it was slower going for some, everyone was a trooper and we all made it up unscathed. I have some photos of us at the peak, but I haven't asked permission to post pictures of anyone, so I'll leave those pictures out. But here's a few pictures of the views from Wallface's peak.

    From left to right. Iroquois, Shepherd's Tooth and Marshall.
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    Coming down the western slope of Wallface proved to get difficult for some, but we slowly made our way down. We followed Indian Pass Brook up to the Wallface Ponds, scooted around them, and all met up and reconvened at the start of extremely muddy Wallface Ponds Trail.

    Few pics of the ponds.
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    At this point, we pretty much split up into 3 groups because it was getting late and people were moving at much different speeds. My group in the lead, got out with the help of headlamps for the last half hour. The second group probably needed headlamps for 1.5 hours. And the group leader stayed behind with the slowest member. I have no idea what time they got out, but I'm guessing it was pretty late.

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    Although it was tough going for some, we all had a great time and got through it proud of the accomplishment. Thank you to the group leader for taking us on a great adventure.
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    • #3
      Nice. Was there evidence of a helipad being cut out of the summit area? I recall hearing that was done in the past year.

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      • tumbleweed
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        Yeah, the peak was clear cut for a helipad for a rescue at some point.. Offered maybe 270 degree views? Maybe a bit less.

    • #4
      It was great hiking with you too. Certainly a tougher hike than we all were expecting, but everyone held their own for the most part and now bushwhacking doesn't seem as intimidating. Excited for the next one.

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      • tumbleweed
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        Yeah, I think we all learned some things that day. I'll see you in a few weeks hopefully.
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