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Lone Peak

Hike, 22 September 2012

Making the most of one of our last great fall weekends for high Wasatch hiking, we set out for the Lone Peak summit. The last time I did this hike was my sophomore year in college. There were some vistas I remember like yesterday, but the length and difficulty was nothing for those 20-year-old legs by comparison, I'll have to admit. This hike is really beautiful for the sweeping granite landscapes and towering spires. The resistant rocks make for some pretty technical climbing up at the summit, too, which is a little 3x2 slab about a thousand feet above the cirque floor. We felt good and enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day. Amelene and Dave headed up the hike, with Dee, Sam, Justice and I in tow.

Here are a couple anaglyphs (red/blue glasses), a bit too offset but not bad:

and here:

Here is a west-looking panorama from the ridge:

Here is our track overlain on Google Earth:

and here:

And here are two elevation plots - yes, it says "climbing about 6010 feet!":

and here:

Download the .kmz file

Here are my favorites:

Reds are out Amelene and Dave recline Smoky hills
Amazing meadows Glacier carved granite Up the gap
Up the cirque Summit Tricky hiking

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Please credit Jani Radebaugh for all pics, thank you!