Just off the trail, a flower and a friend.
Rob attempts to determine where we are. I know where we are.
Just below the steep section of trail below the current yurt location.
We near the yurt and what I have always called Dry Lake. (It's dry.) The objective comes into focus above the lip of Hyndman Basin.
We head up into the basin on the sandy trail.
Rob nears the brink of the basin with the shoulder of Cobb Peak to the right.
We pop up into Hyndman Basin. Cobb Peak is to the right.
There's the objective. We'll head up to the right to the saddle, then take the ridgeline to the summit.
Rob tops off his water bottle in the headwaters of Hyndman Creek.
At the high lake, we stop for lunch and encounter a tent pitched on the western end.
Nice lunch spot.
Wildflowers were everywhere.
Under some thunderclouds, we head to the saddle and take a look up the ridge before starting up.
We cross paths with the campers as we head up. The Wildhorse Basin and Arrowhead Lake come into view to the left.
A look back down to the saddle and Old Hyndman.
We measure our progress by looking across the basin at Old Hyndman.
It's a steady and solid scramble along the ridgeline, one of my favorite.
Nearing the summit, Arrowhead Lake is a welcome landmark.
I'm on the summit. Here comes Rob.
A proud man on the summit of Hyndman Peak.
Amazing you can make phone calls from up here.
Looking back north to the Wildhorse drainage, with Angel's Perch on the right and Borah Peak out in the distance.
Looking north again, but down the ridgeline, over Duncan Ridge to Florian's Nudl and Goat Peak. Devils Bedstead East is visible just beyond.
Me on the summit of Hyndman Peak, 12,078'. July 29, 2007.
Pioneer Cabin is out there in the far distance.
A closer view.
Cobb Peak and the view down Hyndman Basin.
Headed back down.
Almost down to the saddle.
Old Hyndman from the saddle.
A view back toward home from the saddle. Walnut is dead ahead.
Cobb Peak from the saddle.
Goat Peak from the saddle.
At the bottom of the basin, we spot a doe. Now it's just a long plod to the trailhead.
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