Watermelon Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,094
Summit Elevation (ft): 
10,151
Elevation Gain (m): 
1650
Round Trip Time: 
14.50
Total Distance (km): 
28.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Minor glacier crossing with moderate (exposed) scrambling along the ridge.

Map

Trip Report

On Wed or Thu the usual flurry of emails went out regarding plans for the weekend. When the dust settled, Phil Richards and I were left choosing between two lengthy day trips. In the end, Watermelon Peak won out. Most people do Watermelon as part of an overnight bivy at Lake Alice, and while this is a wonderful way to experience this peak and this lovely area, we simply didn't have the schedule to allow it this time. It was while we were poking around at the route and planning the trip that Phil wryly texted me - "you realize that Bobac is also in the area". Jeez Phil! I'm over 40 you know! Ah well. He knew, and I knew, that I was in, the moment he texted the option. We were apparently going to day trip both Watermelon Peak and Bobac Mountain.

 


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Comments

Hi Vern,
I was up Watermelon/Bobac yesterday but never did find a summit register on Watermelon after several minutes of searching-was it in a PVC canister?

Hi Jay, I believe so. Interesting that you couldn't find it?

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