Fletcher's Southeast Ridge - Class 2
Fletcher - Drift Traverse - Class 3
From the Blue Lakes TH the round trip to Fletcher and Drift was 6.1 miles and 2700 vertical. Not including summit time the trip was roughly 4.5 hours
Partner: Kristi Henes - Solo
Here is a link for the GPX file from the hike.
From Blue Lakes the round trip to Fletcher and Drift was 6.1 miles and 2700 vertical. Not including summit time the trip was roughly 4.5 hours
A view of Wheeler from Blue Lakes
Snow alley in the upper basin of west Quandary
Kristi on the west side of Quandary
Fletcher Mountain in view
Fletcher and Drift
Kristi approaching Fletcher Mountain
A view north to Pacific's east ridge (easy class 3)
Kristi on Fletcher with a view of the traverse to Altlantic
Kristi on Fletcher's south ridge with Quandary's west ridge in view
Drift Peak from the summit of Fletcher
Mayflower Gulch with the back side of Copper in the distance. (from Fletcher's summit)
Atlantic's west ridge from Fletcher
Across the traverse to Atlantic from Fletcher.... Pacific and behind Atlantic
Kristi looking south from Fletcher's summit
Summit shot... Alex and Kristi
Alex on Fletcher's summit. Wheeler and Democrat in the distance. The looks of Wheeler's North Ridge to Drift are appealing.
Kristi descending from Fletcher... Quandary's west ridge in view. No Drift for Kristi.
Drift from Fletcher
Checking out the ridge from Wheeler to Drift
Looking back to Fletcher from the saddle with Drift
A view of Drift. The class 3 section is the steep white/light rock just right of center
A closer view of Drift. The class 3 section is the steep white/light rock on the right
Looking down o Mayflower Gulch
A view of the class 3 section. Read and run on the white rock back to the ridge after crossing a gully
Looking up the class 3. It is steeper than it looks. Climbing wasn't bad.
Looking to Drift's summit after gaining back the ridge
Looking back to Fletcher
Can't get enough of the ridge between Drift and Wheeler
Missed the Long Ranger by just a couple of weeks.
Ok... the Wheeler - Drift ridge is officially on the list
Clinton Gulch Dam Reservoir and Robinson Tailing Ponds from Drift
oh dat ridge
Wheeler with Democrat in the distance