Next day we climbed Tower, approaching from the east. We encountered a large healthy male black bear with three legs - he got around just fine but appeared to be very unfamiliar with humans. We got to see him run away full speed up a slope that would have taken us an hour to climb. Tower was beautiful, very exposed but easy rock climbing at the top.
The following day we set off up the snowfield to climb Ehrnbeck but I got sick about halfway up and turned back. David and Tom had a minor epic finding the route but summitted and were back in camp by 2 PM.
I would like to know if anyone else has been to this area in the seventies or eighties. I was there in 1971 as a student in California Outward Bound. I distinctly remember the upper falls as shooting out of a hole in the face of the cliff. The falls now shoot out of a slot in the rock but they fall on a huge stationwagon sized boulder that looks very much as though it slipped out of the slot. If it were in place in the slot my memory would be correct. If anyone remembers seeing this please let me know.
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