Trailhead: Georgia Pass
Summits: Whale Peak
Difficulty: Class 2
Elevation Gain: 2780ft
Duration: 3hrs 30min
My intent was to hike Whale Peak from Georgia Pass. However about 1/2 mile below the pass FR355 became too icey to continue... that is where I started hiking.
The road above my starting point was treacherously icey and I about busted my ass a time or two. With the exception of the icey road, it was a gentle 5 miles and 2400ft from my starting point to Whale's summit. The views of Guyot and the Tenmile ruled the day.
I opted for some light bushwhacking on the way back to avoid descending the icey road.
9.25m - 2780ft - 3hrs 30min
The road to Georgia Pass (FR355) became too icey to drive a little over a half mile before the top. This is where I started hiking.
A view northeast towards Glacier and Whale Peaks. It was one of the most gentle hikes I have been on.
Looking back to Mount Guyot
Guyot, Bald and the Tenmile
Whale Peak from Glacier Peak
Grays and Torreys from Whale's summit
Tenmile views on the way back
The views on the way back were spectacular
A view to the northern Tenmile and Gores
Views of Guyot ruled the day