Moonbreak at Pioneer Cabin
The full equinox/Easter moon breaks over the Old Hyndman and Cobb Peak ridgeline whil light glows from Pioneer Cabin.
September in the Pioneer Range
From high on Goat Peak, the slopes of Duncan Ridge on the left flow down towards Johnstone Peak, with Baldy behind, just above Pioneer Cabin. Then Handwerk Peak and finally Salzburger Spitzl on the right.
The southern Pioneers with Florian's Nudl and Duncan Ridge in the foreground with Hyndman, Old Hyndman, Big Basin Peak, and The Box stretching into the distance.
Terry looks back and snaps me on the south summit. [Terry Patterson photo]
A June view into Hyndman Basin from the slopes of Walnut.
Meet the Hyndmans
Duncan Ridge, Hyndman Peak, and Old Hyndman rise above Hyndman Basin on a beautiful June morning.
As I run out of light on the trail, I notice Cobb behind me. Time to go home. Veteran's Day, 11.11.2013.
The alpenglow develops in the dusk.
The alpenglow develops as we make our way down.
"At least we got the hard part done before it got dark," Terry notes.
And down we go. Sigh.
A last look back at Pioneer Cabin. Notice the lengthening shadows. Time to head down. And yes, I think there's someone standing just left of the cabin.
It's hard to imagine climbing Old Hyndman and Cobb sometimes, but I'm proud to say I've been to the top of these bad boys. Before I was 20.
Not the summit, but end of the line for this Veteran's Day trip: 10,860'
It's a long way back to the truck. 6 miles and it's starting to feel dusky.
Looking down towards Pioneer Cabin.
I recall a youth outing where we were headed for a lake I later named Desperation. I noticed it in this photo, but it's ice and snowcovered in the lower center of this shot.
Terry always seems happiest in the Pioneer Range. I can't say I blame him.
Terry quickly catches up. Grays Peak is off in the distance to the south, with Cobb dominating the southeast view.
What a view. Terry ponders Old Hyndman Peak.
Terry decides to wait for me and have a bite to eat. I take the opportunity to pass him up, since that seldom happens.
An example of that stunning view to the west. Walnut is the round mound on the left, while Johnstone Peak is blocking Baldy over towards the right. I'd just climbed Johnstone solo a month prior.
Terry takes a look to the west. The views were almost too much, very distracting! And the weather was perfect: not a whisper of a breeze.
This provides some perspective. This shot was taken just a bit above 10,000' elevation.