Midday Peak (Porcupine Loop)

Interesting Facts: 

"Midday" is obviously an effort to be copecetic with the nearby, unofficially named "Midnight" Peak. This highpoint certainly deserves it's own label considering its position and elevation along with the nice moderate scramble that attains its summit.

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
3rd Class

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

At this point on a gorgeous spring day on May 19, 2018, Wietse and I were already over 6 hours into our day and a LONG way from our vehicle. As we descended the easy, snowy NW ridge of Boundary Peak towards Midday Peak, we also met other people for the first time that day. A gaggle of trail runners with their ridiculously light packs and physically fit bods ran / walked past us as we exchanged brief greetings and assured them that Porcupine Ridge was easy and fun.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,340
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,677
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate scrambling on the northeast ridge of Midday - definitely easy to upclimb than downclimb.