BCP665 Wind Mountain
[FOUND] Out with Winkelried today to scramble Wind Mtn for the summit cap and cache.
We met at the car pool at 5:30, drove W to Ribbon Creek. We were on our way by 6:25am. Trails were in good shape, recent work has been done on the Memorial lakes trail including trail rerouting and new bridges. Above the waterfall, we found the turn R that picked up the good trail that takes you into the upper valley S of Wind mtn. From there scree and ribs facilitated our progress to the obvious cave in the yellow cliff. From there we went climber left of the cave up a groove then onto scree towards the ridge proper and the summit slabs. A change of footwear and we were on the slabs. Above the slabs more scree to the small steep summit and the cap. 11:50am. After R&R and caching we headed down find good scree to descend and worked our way through the cliffs and down down down.... in the alpine meadows we found a sheep skeleton (skull, horns, spine to pelvis all still connected and two legs....
We were back at Ribbon Creek by 4:05. A great adventure in great company!