Thanks to some challenging water crossings, this area gets few, if any visitors in the summer. I have skied up here in the winter, and thought the area was beautiful, but have never been able to get up here in the summer. Thanks to some low water levels, Janine and I along with some friends of ours were finally able to get up here yesterday for some scouting.
I think the area has some real potential. I love the clear water, something you don’t see much of around here thanks to the numerous glaciers. Glacier rivers tend to be very muddy looking thanks to the silt. This is looking up an unnamed valley where an unnamed creek flows in from the right. Paradise Creek is coming in from the left. We were able to make it another mile or two before steep cliffs and swift water blocked our progress. It was a great day! And now I know it is a place worth returning to for good light!