There are also several intersecting watercourses to cross, a couple of which have deeply cut gorges through glacially compacted dirt and boulders; at the last and biggest one it is best to descend to the main river and then back up. 2 932 m. Elevation. Filed Under: Africa, Featured, Travel Tagged With: africa, ampitheatre backpackers, drakensberg, hike, Sentinel Peak, south africa. The rock face is dramatic with cliffs hundreds of meters high. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. Sentinel Peak is a 8,266-foot (2,519-metre) mountain located in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington's North Cascades. Sentinel Peak Other Peaks Click Here for a Full Screen Map: Web Map Links: Peakfinder Panorama GeoHack Links CalTopo MyTopo Bing Maps Google Maps Open Street Map: Prominence: Key Col Page (Detailed prominence information) Clean Prominence: 267 ft/81 m Optimistic Prominence: 277 ft/84 m Key Col: 2630 ft/802 m: Isolation Oh and a few patches of snow too. Old Guard would have this view if Sentinel hadn’t plopped its taller self right down in front, like the rude big guy who has to take the seat right in front of you at the movies. Best Time to Visit: Any time Glacier Point Road is open. As you approach Sentinel Peak it may seem like you could never get up there - however trust your gut and head up the 2nd 'chute' along from the right hand side of the final ridge. All Rights Reserved. Peak’s prominence is the least vertical to be covered to get from the summit to any other higher terrain. The 7.5 mile (12 km) roundtrip hike begins from the Sentinel Peak Car Park just up the smooth dirt road past the sign for the Witsiehoek Mountain Lodge. Sentinel Peak model. (If you are joining us from the Ptarmigan Traverse, you will naturally land at this snowfield). Unless the Forest Service decides to put this one back on the list of official trails and applies regular maintenance, I predict that this classic old trail will completely disappear in the next few years. One year when I was here the glaciologists were out on the glacier with a drill rig, boring ice core samples from hundreds of feet down, and flying them out via multiple helicopter visits. Brush has grown in thicker and the “trail” has become more obscure requiring frequent back-tracking to re-find traces of it. The southeast ridge of Sentinel Peak is wide open and a mix of grass and rock. At the back of this platform start up talus boulders, the route flagged though obvious gaps in the brush, and then enjoy some open views as you briefly rise above the trees and leave the brush following the relatively good trail across a talus slope. Look at the photos tab to see how this glacier has shrunk! (2), Getting There - The South Cascade River canyon, More about the South Cascade Glacier - link. The Sentinel Peak, a guided technical rock climb in the Northern Drakensberg South Africa is a tremendously satisfying adventure. I’ve nicknamed these “The Gates” as they form a sort of entryway to the lower valley (see photo). Right after this you must cross the Middle Fork, and it ain’t easy. The crossing of Drop Creek is a cinch, at a pretty moss covered rock garden. Sentinel Peak. The Old Guard page describes other approaches to the LeConte Glacier. Oct 13, 2020. After several sharp and steep switchbacks, you will come to a hard left turn, there is a gate on the outside of this turn. The first bit of hiking is easy, on a clear path. Another right at Drop Creek looks like a bomb went off; this spot used to be dark,mossy green and shady, quite pretty, with a decent tent site, now it is open to the sky with piled up logs everywhere, dirt torn up into piles like a bulldozer went through, and the tent site is obliterated. Sentinel is most often climbed, probably almost exclusively climbed, by parties doing the famed Ptarmigan traverse. The Travel Manuel is a trusted travel blog run by real travellers. Sentinel Peak Loaded Nachos (1811 Desert Blonde) $11.99 Tortilla chips, shredded cheese, pinto beans, roasted Jalapeños, black olives, green onions, sour cream and house-made salsa & guacamole Sliders (Dew Point Dunkel) $10.99. SENTINEL PEAK, LLC is a business entity registered at Washington Secretary of State. Without ever setting foot on the big glacier, follow common sense upwards, easy rock scrambling leads to snow filling the basin tucked up against the west face of Sentinel. 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