Granite, Jul 31st 2006August 10 2006 at 10:54 AM
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Response to Just went up Granite
I hiked up via FTD on Sunday the 30th. We summitted the next day. The snow bridge was completely melted out (snow on both sides of the ridge, but none on the top) so we didn't need the ice axes at all. Anchors were all in good shape, it looked like every 10th party had added another sling to the collection. I nearly hit a mountain goat with the rappel ropes but held off tossing them down for a second and suddenly the goat walked past on the ledge below. We hiked out via Avalanche Lake and the Snowball Lakes, which was scenic but definitely rough. I should have a full trip report and photos under the TR section by next week.