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Phipps Peak quickie (10-5-16)

Postby cefire » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:20 pm

Wife and I played hooky from work on Thursday and climbed Phipps peak from the Eagle Falls/Lake trailhead. We took the "direct" route up through the drainage SE of the peak proper and then descended directly to Middle Velma. From there took the very pleasant trail back to the TH. A kind of strange peak in the middle of such beautiful wilderness - anybody know why Phipps is a named summit whereas the nearby (and more impressive) Pk 9310' is not??

Fall is the most beautiful time to climb :D

Also found my 4th stranded hiking pole this year!! As well as an old ALPS blow-up sleeping mat. Unfortunately, found these early on so I had to pack'em up and haul for the whole hike in my relatively tiny daypack.

Sorry for the spastic report and for the lack of pictures :confused:

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