Tenquille and Goat

In August 2018, two friends and I drove up the Hurley River FSR in bad weather to access Opal Lake and north side of the Tenquille massif.

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A first glimpse at our camp location, in the distance in the grassy saddle below the north ridge of Tenquille.

We made camp after a short hike in and climbed the north ridge of Tenquille, reaching the summit of Tenquille and Goat easily. We descended the same ridge back to camp.

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Decent sized Grizzly bear tracks.
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Heading into the mist and up the north ridge.
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Coming up the north ridge.
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Glacier on the north side of Tenquille.
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Searching for some sun on Tenquille’s north ridge.

The ridge never exceeded easy class 3 scrambling and was very safe even in the wet conditions. The mist and rolling clouds were beautiful and gave the ridge a bit more of a remote feeling.

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On the ridge in the mist.
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Heading back down the north ridge to camp.
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Camp at Opal Lake.

The following morning, the weather had deteriorated and we retreated back home. A great trip into a quiet, beautiful, and easily accessed area.


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