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.

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.

Decent sized Grizzly bear tracks.
Heading into the mist and up the north ridge.
Coming up the north ridge.
Glacier on the north side of Tenquille.
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.

On the ridge in the mist.
Heading back down the north ridge to camp.
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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