43 Photos - Aug 30, 2014
Photo: Stephanie ready to climb Hallett Peak (behind her) on our trip's first full day in Colorado.Photo: Hallett Peak rising above Bear Lake. The true summit is not visible from here.Photo: A closer view of Hallett Peak's northeast shoulder. Photo by Bill Walker.Photo: Looking back at the foothills surrounding Estes Park.Photo: A closer view of the foothills surrounding Estes Park. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: Stephanie and Dave. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Longs Peak and Glacier Gorge in its shadow. Thatchtop is on the right.Photo: Bill on the Hallett Peak trail. Photo courtesy of Bill WalkerPhoto: Looking down about 1,200' to Emerald Lake.Photo: Kind of reminds me of the "Honey badger doesn't care" videos on YouTube. ;-) Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: A closeup up the map showing our route up Flattop and Hallett Peaks. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: Trail Ridge and peaks of the Mummy Range. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: A solitary elk lounging on the north slope of Flattop Mountain. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: Steph on a snowfield with Hallett Peak rising above. Photo courtesy of Steph PetriPhoto: A zoomed in shot of a person atop Hallett Peak.Photo: On Flattop Mountain, gazing toward Longs Peak. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: Steve M F Wolf feeling his oats on Flattop Mountain. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: Tyndall Gorge. The road's end trailhead parking lot is plainly visible below and right of center, about 3,000' below our position in the col between Flattop and Hallett.  Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Hallett Peak and the steep Tyndall Glacier. We saw someone skiing down this later.Photo: Self explanatory. A misstep could lead to a 1/4 mile long slide dropping steeply about 500' to the talus below.Photo: The final ascent of Hallett Peak. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Tyndall Gorge and the east ridge of Hallett Peak. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: A closer view of Hallett Peak's east ridge. The sheer cliffs visible from Bear Lake are beyond the edge. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: The dwindling Tyndall Glacier.Photo: The top of 12,713' Hallett Peak.Photo: Chillin' on the summit.Photo: Steph looking happy to be on her first Rocky Mountain summit. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: Steph and Bill on Hallett Peak. Photo courtesy of Bill WalkerPhoto: Never Summer Range peaks from Bowen Mountain to Mount Nimbus. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Steve M F Wolf on Hallett Peak. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: A marmot on Hallett Peak. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Another marmot pic on Hallett Peak. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: A pika, one of my favorite alpine critters. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: A quartet of 13ers in the Mummy Range - Ypsilon and Fairchild Mountains, Hagues Peak, and Mummy Mountain.Photo: Longs Peak, Pagoda Mountain, Chiefs Head Peak, McHenrys Peak, and Taylor Peak.Photo: McHenrys Peak and Powell Peak. Photo by Steph PetriPhoto: A closer view of Longs Peak. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: The red line is an approximation of part of the upper section of the Keyhole route on Longs Peak, from The Keyhole, across the Ledges, and up the Trough. The long approach hike to The Keyhole, as well as the final ascent across The Narrows and up The Homestretch are not visible from this perspective. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Looking toward McHenrys Notch. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: Otis Peak and Taylor Peak are in the front. Farther back are Chiefs Head, McHenrys, and Powell. To the right of Powell and left of Taylor, and even farther back is Mount Alice. Photo by Dave SockyPhoto: The distintive shoulder of Hallett Peak and Tyndall Gorge and Glacier. Photo by Bill WalkerPhoto: Elevation profile of the hike up Hallett Peak.Photo: Topo map showing the trail and route up Hallett Peak.