Hibox Mountain (Jun 27, 2007)

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hibox_coverConditions: Day hike
Gear: nothing special
Map: USGS Chickamin Peak
Area: Salmon la Sac
Stats: approx. 7mi, 3696 gain (round trip)

Hibox is steep...really steep...did I mention it was steep???

No kidding. The first part of the trip on trail is fine...then it's relentless in going up, up , up.

Saw a black bear up high in a basin. Nice.

We got to the summit block area. There is the first gully you see which looks "obvious" but it's steep and loose. We avoided that one. Instead we headed a bit further to our right, found a better route up and it was at best, class 3 the last 20 feet or so.

On the way down I found a small icy patch of snow. While waiting for the rest of the group I kneeled in since my knees were killing me. Pure heaven...
Hibox Mtn Slideshow

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