Mount Thielsen Fulgurites

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07/20/19 - Besides the stunning fulgurites, this was a very fun hike & scramble. I did not encounter a single other person who had summited that day who knew to look for the fulgurites, so on our way down I was sure to remind those heading up to check them out. While the final scramble can be done with minimal exposure, I would still put it at class 4. So be sure you have adequate scrambling skills, and bring a helmet. Some people rappel from the top to minimize risk, and there is a rapping station near the summit. I did not see the fulgurites anywhere except at the very top, so you will likely have to go all the way up to see them. Bring trekking poles for the descent to save your knees and avoid sliding on the scree.

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