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June 23rd — Avalanche Peak

by MGoBlue on Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:01 pm

Finally got around to hiking up to the top of Avalanche Peak. This view from the trail shows Sylvan Lake below and the southern end of Yellowstone Lake in the distance:
YNP June 2012 -4101_DxO.jpg by chestercheetah7, on Flickr
[break]Still a fair amount of snow on the peaks in late June:Image
YNP June 2012 -4136_DxO.jpg by chestercheetah7, on Flickr[break]

Some of what’s on the other side of the mountain:
YNP June 2012 -4148_DxO.jpg by chestercheetah7, on FlickrLooking toward the North end of Yellowstone Lake:
YNP June 2012 -4149_DxO.jpg by chestercheetah7, on FlickrI think that might be Mt. Sheridan in the distance:
YNP June 2012 -4162_DxO.jpg by chestercheetah7, on FlickrA group of twenty-something guys had climbed up there just to slide down the old snow fields in trash bags. Looked like more fun than walking back down around the snow, and I figured my ripstop nylon hiking pants would work just about as well, so I took the quick way down — Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks? :lol: :P :lol: But, hey, if you happen to go up there and find the pocket knife I lost, PM me, will ya??? ;) LOL
YNP June 2012 -4111_DxO.jpg by chestercheetah7, on Flickr
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