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Leaving Totem Creek for the ribboned and blazed trail along it's banks.High above Totem Creek.The blazes were still running with sap - they were quite fresh.While the trail is still faint in spots there is a veritable highway of ribbons and blazes through the forested approach.Phil crosses Totem Creek.We were one drainage too far south at first - we wanted the drainage with running water, which we had to cross here.Great views up the drainage with running water that marks the correct start to the lower ascent slopes of South Totem.Phil takes a breather after a very steep ascent out of the drainage below.Lovely forested slopes beneath the scree slope on South Totem.Phil checks out the views of some of Murchison's towers rising over Totem Creek.We skirt the forest just below the scree slope to South Totem's false summit.Endless piles of this. I did the whole thing in approach shoes and it wasn't too bad, save a few very loose sections.Chephren and Howse at left and Bison at right with Epaulette, Kauffman and Sarbach in between.Spreading Peak from near the false summit of South Totem.Views from the false summit clearly showing the higher true summit at left along with Spreading Peak at center.From the re-ascent to the true summit, looking back at Phil approaching the down climb through the notch which isn't visible here.From the summit ridge looking back at Phil who's starting the descent into the notch from the false summit.Spreading Peak at left and Bison at right with Mount Chephren rising over the false summit in the distance at center.Graeme's register entry is almost 30 years old. I think there was 8 entries? At least 3 of the parties admitted to not making it over to the east summit.