We didn't summit because of melting snow on the last 600 feet of slick sloping boulder strata, we only got as far as the pass just north of Dromedary Peak. Nick took off way ahead and reached the south side of Dromedary, he said there was a cliff that dropped into Tanners Gulch, and lots of ice.
Sunday, September 22, 2002
The second large meadow in Broads Fork. (The one with the beaver dam is the first)
The trail curves right around the mass of trees.
The snowy peaks in the background are:
Dromedary (peeking up over the trees on the left)
Sunrise Peak and Unammed Peak.
From the top of the Third Meadow looking east at Sunrise Peak and Unnamed.
I would call this peak "MIT Peak"
The Fourth Meadow looking east up at Dromedary Peak and Sunrise Peak.
We went up the Avalache Path in the middle (the path in the trees), the went far left to the north side of Dromedary.
Nick went up the snow chute on Dromedary's south side (right of middle).
Nearing Dromedary walking over large to medium-sized boulders.
These rocks are even more difficult than Lone Peak boulders beacuse
they are made of slippery metamorphic carbon-quartzite shards.
Almost to the saddle looking southeast at Dromedary.
All of this snow is from a storm about 5 days ago.
On the saddle looking south up the north side of Dromedary.
We were both wearing tennis shoes. Going up this would have been suicidal.
Looking east over Lake Blanche Fork, down Cottonwood Ridge.
There are still 4 unnamed peaks on this ridge.
Down below you can see Sundial Peak.
The light rock below to the left is the peak that looks like a sundial from Lake Blanche.
The sheer face of Monte Cristo (highest peak, 1st from right)
The 3 sub peaks to the left are unnamed.
Mount Superior is not visible. It sits lower and is behind.
When we visited Monte Cristo, I climbed down to the 2nd peak from the left,
I was taking pictures of Monte Cristo when my friend Garry almost slipped off in front of me.
I heard the editor of the Sunstone Magazine fell off of Monte Cristo about 2 weeks ago.
None of these peaks have names except for the one in the middle, Monte Cristo.
Lake Blanche, Florence and Lillian.
Sundial Peak is visible as the white rock in the left middle.
Kessler Peak is visible as the high peak on the top middle.
Lake Blanche (top) Lake Lillian (middle) Lake Florence (Bottom)
The Olympus/Wildcat Ridge
Mount Olympus, Wildcat Ridge (3 Peaks, all higher than Mount Olympus),
Thaynes Peak, Mount Raymond, and Gobblers Knob (the highest on this ridge).
Mule Hollow, Whipple Fork, Mill B North Fork and Butler Fork are all visible.
Mount Olympus, and the 3 Peaks of Wildcat Ridge.
The Great Salt Lake is visible in the background.
The south face of Mount Olympus.
You can see the whole last part of the trail to the summit.
The Thinking Giant (A pointy part of the lower ridge) is also visible.
The third peak of Wildcat Ridge and Thaynes Peak.
Behind is the northern Wasatch, all the way to Willard Peak.
Mount Raymond and Gobblers Knob.
Heading back down the boulder talus, looking northwest toward Broads Fork Twin Peaks
The smaller peak is known as Stairs Gulch Peak.
This peak looks like the west peak of the Twins from Broads Fork Beaver Dam.
This squeaky little pika told us off, and then ran back inside.
The Broads Fork Beaver Dam. All you can drink giardia.
We saw the resident beaver, I couldn't get a good picture, but I got some good video.
In the far background is Wildcat Ridge and Thaynes Peak.
Thanks to Nick and Jen