Snowslide Peak, Payette National Forest

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Snowslide Peak is a classic Valley County Climb, one which John has probably climbed at least a couple dozen times.  See http://www.splattski.com  Today, we approached from the South Flank going past Golden Lake along the way.

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It was a beautiful Spring morning in the canyon.  All the small creeks along the canyon walls were raging!

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Off in the distance, center image is Slick Rock and the Crystal Lake Basin.

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After a 2000′ vertical climb, we took a small break at Golden Lake.  Only this small area near the Lake’s outlet was ice-free.

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Ruby loves hiking in the snow!

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After a short break at the Lake, we pressed on to the summit.

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We have named the peak directly under the sun Platt Peak.  If you look closely, you can see John just to the left of mid-image.  He was patiently waiting for me as I shot my photography.

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When we hit the ridge, we took a moment to get a family portrait.  Maki Lake is below.

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Snowslide Peak!  Look closely on the ridge in the trees, you can see John.

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A summit photo at one of the happiest places in the world for Johnny and Ruby!

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