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Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:55 pm

Some photos from Saturday on Cirque Peak. Beautiful day to be out.

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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:21 am

Exactly where is Cirque Lake and Peak? What trailhead?
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby psykokid » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:39 am

You would go out of Horseshoe Meadows for Cirque Lake & Peak.
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:28 am

Thanks. I found it on a map. "Cirque Lake" is a common name for a lake so I just was not sure which one.
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:27 pm

Yeah it's the whole Cottonwood Lakes area. I have been there so many times I found it hard to believe it had been 5 years since I had been in the area. I had never been by Cirque Lake so I made a small detour to see it.

I've never done much day hiking really so this was a bit of a different experience. It actually was the first time I have done a true solo trip in the sense that I didn't have to have someone drive me there. I may have waited to 30 to get a license but now it's paying off. :)
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby peaksandpotatoes » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:51 pm

Great photos! Thanks for posting. I'm looking forward to Cirque Peak sometime next summer season :D
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby Bluewater » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:59 pm

Thanks for posting Rogue. I went over NAP at 3:00 pm the same day. I followed the South Fork drainage back down to the trailhead by around 6:30 pm. It sure was a beautiful day!


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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:56 am

Hmmm I was standing on the pass itself at about 3PM. Must have just missed me or hell maybe you did walk by me while I was headed down.
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby Bluewater » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:56 pm

I did see one other guy at the top of the pass. He was taking pictures and wearing brown pants, long sleeve shirt and a medium sized sun hat. Maybe that was you? He was still there when I started down the switchbacks, and we didn't get a chance to talk, mostly I wanted to respect his possible desire for solitude. I saw a small group of maybe two other people heading down OAP earlier and two people fishing the lowest Southfork Lake later on the way down, but other than that I didn't see anyone else that day. Next time


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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:07 pm

Was there two of you and you started down right before I reached the pass? If so yep that was me. Brown pants, black shirt, white sun cap. :p
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Re: Cirque Peak 09/19/15

Postby Bluewater » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:23 pm

I was traveling solo, but there was one other guy there when I headed down the switchbacks. I was wearing a white t-shirt, grayish shorts, white hat and a white/black pack. This is a 30 second video from NAP with a photo of the pack I was carrying:

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