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Moose Dome Creek to the Source
August 15, 2016
4:51 pm
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Curious about yellow sulphurous sludge that appears around Sulphur springs, and naïve about the horrible smell I biked up the Moose Dome Road to the Sulphur springs planning on following Moose Creek into maybe an exciting canyon. The moose Dome road is steeper and rougher then road from the parking lot to the junction, hard work. The Sulphur springs were foul and interesting.;The creek is a milky blue and there is a large area where seeping yellow goo has caked. I think the Moose Creek runoff is also staining rocks in the area red. Iron Springs and Sulphur Springs collide. Afterwards I headed up moose creek to the headwall with a still trickling waterfall and followed it right to bypass and then dropped back to the creek instead of making for the ridge above. On the way back I bypassed the headwall on the far side in the trees hoping for less scree but found that side was filled with deadfall from maybe an avalanche and is really not worth the effort. I had to bypass a few more pools or risky looking walls on the way up but made it to the source of the creek and then up on the ridge behind it. I had an excellent view of Moose Mountain and the front of the Fisher Range. Above me on a prominent false summit Mountain Goats were hiding, sleeping and eating. I never expected goats but I enjoyed the watching them. The descent was very quick, and since I had my bike no long walk out.

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