|Mar 11, 2007 (Sun)
|Elevations: 4012 feet, 4060 feet, 4405 feet; Order of Height: 42, 37, 21
|Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Ewart Tempest, Bill, Linda, Mark, Clay
With the 2007 winter climbing season drawing to a close, we wanted to ramp up the climbing. Initially thinking of Allen, we switched to the Dixes when we heard of other groups going in (and as a result, having broken trails to follow).
After much planning and re-planning, we set out on Sunday, March 11, using the Boquet River approach. The ambitious plan was to summit all five dixes this way. We had seven in total, with several people from the adk forum joining us.
We were fortunate to have a track to follow for about 3/5ths of the way to the Grace Slide. From there, it was not-too-bad trailbreaking to the base of the Grace Slide. It was quite tough to climb the slide, and as a result we all reached the summit of Dix at around noon (we started at 5am from route 73).
From there we had a broken path to south Dix and Macomb, but not to Hough. We therefore skipped Hough and Dix, and did a traverse over Macomb, down its slide, and on to Elk Lake, where the daughter of two of the members in our group was waiting for us with a car. A great day, and three more winter peaks down!
See the image gallery link below for a more detailed writeup and the set of pictures.
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Image Gallery: March 2007 Grace-South Dix-Macomb Traverse