Collier Glacier

August 31-September 2, 1974

Having a small, young energetic group, new to the Three Sisters area, and with only one car, we turned the proposed shuttle trip into a loop, entering the wilderness from Frog Camp and making camp at Camp Scott. That afternoon we hiked up to the South Saddle of Little Brother and looked over the glacier from that vantage point of its left 1ateral moraine. The lake now occupies the entire width of the snout of the glacial trough. Returned to camp.

Next morning ascended again via Little Brother to moraine, descended to the ice and followed entire length of Collier Glacier to the col at its head; descended part way for closer looks at some large crevasses and small ice fall. Ate lunch, sunned and left the glacier, heading west for camp, glissading on snowfields. Detoured via Heart Lake to the bluff above Sister Springs where we enjoyed a panoramic overview of the area west of the Three Sisters. There were many lakes in the usually flat, dry plains. We were blessed with beautifully sunny warm weather all weekend. Field burning smoke, however, rose and thickened throughout the day, finally obscuring even Three Fingered Jack and Mount Washington from view. Exited the wilderness by the Scoot Trail. On this three dayer were Dave Carlson, Bill Lansdale and the leader was Chuck Berkey.


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