The Pinnacles, Frank Church Wilderness Area

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Today John, Ruby, and I headed into the Frank Church Wilderness area to bag three peaks northeast of Yellowpine.  See John’s trip report here.  It was a tough 9 mile day with about 5500 feet of vertical.  The theme of the day was Flowers!  Flowers and hikers!

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Flowers and the Sun!

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Flowers and a lake!

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Flowers and Ruby!

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Flowers and mountains!  This image also shows our route up to the summit of the Pinnacles.  It’s the grassy route mid image.  The actual summit is the rounded peak underneath the last cloud on the left.

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Working our way up, its much steeper than the wide angle lens shows.  Two lakes below and our next two peaks off to the right.

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Taking a rest at the saddle about 150 feet from the summit.

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John making a move to the summit.  The summit is actually the peak on the far left, not the high point in the photo.


John on the summit with a wide angle lens from the summit saddle.  He is under the tree branch.  The peak on the right looks higher but it’s just closer.

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Great image of Ruby watching John come back down to the summit saddle.

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John with is foot on the summit of Peak #2.  The first peak, The Pinnacles is the knob on his far right.  The summit saddle is next to his right knee.

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Transferring to Peak #3 looking to the north.

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Peak #3 was lowest of the three and also had a broad flat summit.

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