Wynn Mountain

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Wynn Mountain
  • Location: The United State
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,562 m (8,406 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,050 m (3,445 ft)
  • Distance: 18.0 km / Round Trip (11.2 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 6.7°
  • Estimated Time: 7-10 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
My first peak in Glacier National Park in Montana was Wynn Mountain with Raff and Sonny. It's always exciting to go to mountains, but it is always extra exciting to go to a new place. However Glacier NP is so new to me, I don't have any information about this place.

Approach:
We took a trail which I don't remember what it called. After 6.2 km from the parking lot we came to the second bridge where a drainage was merging to the creek (page 5 and 6). This is where we went off-trail and started bushwhacking. Bushwhacking wasn't too bad but the slope was bit steep below treeline.

SW Ridge to the Summit:
From treeline, typical rubble scree started. Maneuvering some minor rockbands on the way up we reached the SW ridge. From there it was just hiking with great views all the way to the summit.

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At Swiftcurrent Lake.

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Raff and Sonny preparing for the trip.

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Pretty trail.

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This is the bridge where we had to start bushwhacking. I wonder if this bridge still exists after the flood…

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Going up this stream.

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Out of tree.

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Mount Henkel still had bit of snow.

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Cracker Lake.

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Once on this ridge, it was easy.

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More views opened up.

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Near the summit. Mouseover for peak pointers.

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That's the summit. Nothing more than little hump from here.

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Little bit strong wind, but very nice blue sky.

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Zoom in towards Waterton. Mouseover for peak pointers.

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Group picture. From left, me, Raff, and Sonny.

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Sonny doing his thing.

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There are some good looking peaks and impressive ridges there.


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