Peak Suggestions

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Peak Suggestions

Post by stringbop » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:30 pm

Looking for suggestions for 3 peaks to climb with killer views along the following route.

I’m cutting over to the JMT from the Pine Creek TH (Lake Italy) out thru the Whitney Portal. But I am taking a detour down thru Lake Reflection over Longley Pass to the Colby Pass Trail south, then back over Milestone Pass to Tyndall Creek. So I will be bypassing the JMT from Vidette Meadows to Tyndall Creek (I have hiked this area already).

I was thinking Seven Gables, Mt. Brewer and Mt. Sill. But not sure about Seven Gables anymore….

Oh also I will do Milestone Mountain when I am going over Milestone Pass (so 4 peaks including this).

I’m comfortable with Class 3. I'll have Ice Axe and Crampons as well.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!








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Re: Peak Suggestions

Post by kursavwilage » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:08 pm

I have climbed both Mt Brewer and Mt Sill. The view on Mt Brewer is so spectacular that I climbed it twice, once in 1987 and again in 2003. I did the Swiss Arete on Mt Sill, the climb and the view were great. I have always thought that Mt Genevra would offer a great view because of it's location and plan on climbing it someday......

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Re: Peak Suggestions

Post by bobby49 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Mount Brewer is pretty good in late summer. Another good one that is a bit off the beaten track is Mount Cotter, again in late summer.

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Re: Peak Suggestions

Post by sekihiker » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:38 pm

Brewer has great views. To see some photos, go to: http://www.sierrahiker.com/MtBrewer/index.htm

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Post by bobby49 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:42 pm

As Bill suggested in the old trip report, getting from Lake Reflection up close to the summit is not difficult. Then you have to swing around to the south side and get to the summit from the south-southwest. It really dinged the hell out of my shins. I had camped at the south end of Lake Reflection.

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Re: Peak Suggestions

Post by DavidCamero » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:50 pm

sekihiker wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Brewer has great views. To see some photos, go to: http://www.sierrahiker.com/MtBrewer/index.htm
Just checked it, very insightful post and photos. I hope the views haven't changed much since 1991. Checking this guide or check out this guide - homepage

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