On a ridgeline shared with needle-like spires with names like The Meteor, Comet Spire, Razorback Spire, and The Blop, Mt. Temple is the high point on the ridge continuation above the popular Prusik Peak . It guards the Snow Lakes entrance to the Enchantment Basin , and commands a spectacular view of the fantastic needles, spires, and lakes that the Stuart Range has gathered together for our exploration.
Our route will ascend the Snow Lakes trail into the Enchantment Basin , and then circumnavigate the Mt. Temple massif thru tamarack forest. We will descend along Nada Creek back to the Snow Creek Trail on the way out.
The climb ascends snow, then a stone-choked crack, where we will slab, ramp, and chimney our way to the summit.