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Elephant Rock and Tumble Rock Tour

P1110850aElephant Rock, and Tumble Rock are smack in the middle of my playground. Both are located in the Tumble Lake basin, just above Detroit Lake. I usually only visit this area before the snow melts off the road that leads up into the area, mainly so I can use the straight up approach from Hwy 22. The first 2.5 miles gains 3100′, and lands you right on top of Hall ridge…and the towering rock face I call The Cooling Tower. Today we brought gear to climb Elephant Rock, but unfortunately we didn’t bring rock shoes, and I could have used another large cam to protect the route. So we ended up thrashing to the base of Elephant, then back up to summit Tumble Rock via a messy scramble route on the west side…which made for a great adventure hike.

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