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Modified 31-Jul-12
Created 31-Jul-12
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I didn't know what to expect from this trip, but with great views of Howse Peak and Mount Chephren early on, I had to keep going.The slopes just above treeline weren't too bad, but soon after this was some of the steepest scree I have ever ascended.I love this view of Howse Peak, Mount Chephren, and Chephren Lake! I think the ridge in the lower left would make a great shoulder season ascent.These two rugged peaks are unnamed as far as I can tell, but still impressive. Mistaya Lake is in the distance.The still improving view to the west.Here is a closer look at one of the amazing peaks to the south.This is the closest I have ever seen Mount Forbes.Finally all of Chephren Lake is visible. I could not help but keep photographing these gorgeous peaks.These pinnacles were reminiscent of the Grand Sentinal near Moraine Lake.Mount Murchison's most easterly tower (which I believe is called Hall Tower) was incredible to see up close.Spreading Peak, Mount Noyes, and Mount Weed are the three closest peaks in this shot. In the extreme distance center (just visible through the haze) is Mount Hector, another 11,000er.More of the scene stealing towers on Mount Muchison. This time Feuz and Gest, with Southeast Tower in the foreground.Auiguille Peak in a jagged summit just south of Howse Peak. Part of the Mummery Icefield is visible to the right.Corona Ridge intrigues me, but I think it would have to be a multi-day trip.One of the turquoise tarns down in the Totem Creek Drainage.Mount Cline and the some of the Whitegoat Peaks make up a surprise view to the right of Hall Tower.Here's a closer look at Mount Noyes and Mount Hector can be seen more clearly on the center horizon..The summit view of the peaks along the Icefields Parkway. There are too many peaks to identify.Totem Tower was mind-blowing to see in real life! This photo does not do it justice.Recondite Peak is the highest mountain on the left and another great 11,000er. Quill Peak is the mountain on the right with a small glacier near the summit. Both are in the Siffleur Wilderness Area.