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Trip Report
Trip Date:
Off-Trail hike
Trip name:
The Onion

Ever since our ascent on a smoky day a couple of years ago i wanted to return to the Onion with clear skies, and this time the weather didn't disappoint.

Bluebird day

At one time there was a small stepladder right by the chokestone over the canyon facilitating the climb for short legged people, but it's no longer there. In just under 4 hours we were at the wide summit enjoying the spectacular views and a refreshing breeze coming off the glacier (natural AC)

Summit group

Views from the top

After a long lunch we retraced our steps arriving at a busy parking lot shortly after 5.

Coming down the ledges

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On the way home

Thanks to all participants: Ricardo, Gary, Susan, Jeannette, Inge, Bruce, Harold, Evan, Cristina, John, Krystyna, Sebastiaan and guest Alan for joining me Francisco C/S. More thanks to Cristina and Sebastian for extra photos