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skorpeoRoute Climbed: Misty Moon Date Climbed: August 1979  Sucess!


I did this with my Dad when I was in High School. We were camping at GunBoat lake, so we added a bit of a walk to our trip. My memory of the ascent is a little dim. There is a false summit followed by a fun Knife ridge.I am the same age now as he was then.

It was my first 13er.

Years later my dad told me it was one of the most challenging hikes he had ever done.

The view from the top is stunning.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 11:57 am

sg19point3Route Climbed: South Route Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!


Solo climb. Started out 6:20 from the waterfall area (30min past misty moon lake). Normal pace, without very much strain. Reached the summit by 10:30. Weather was good, sunny with distant clouds to the west; wind from the south, no to very little wind over the "narrows" ridge. Descend to camp 11:30 -14:30. Elk sighting at ~12,000 ft elevation! Poor guy had a broken front leg and possible dislocated shoulder. Overall a good climb, with very little problems weather/physical.

Was out to the Westensleep parking area by 10pm the same day, although very tired by that time.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 5:05 pm

keenez01Route Climbed: the standard route Date Climbed: aug 14 2004  Sucess!


Posted Jun 26, 2005 4:24 am

redneckpaulRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 1981  Sucess!


23 years ago. Me a friend my dad and brother. Hiked to lake helen and spent the first night there. Next day we had a easy day. Hiked beyond mistymoon lake and camped there. Took off the next morning about 6 AM. If my memory is right we were getting close at about noon. My buddy wasn`t doing to good and everybody but me wanted to turn back. We were probably 1/2 mile from the summit. I told them I wasn`t turning back till I reached the top. They all stayed behind and I made it about a half an hour later. I was a proud 17 year old kid being the only one in our party to summit. Looked at black tooth mountain to the north. Looked down the east face, A 2000 foot drop off . WOW! what a rush. Stayed up there maybe 10 minutes and figured I better get back down to the rest of the guys. Got back to our camp by late afternoon. We were beat. Planning a trip back this summer. Can`t wait!
Posted Feb 28, 2004 10:23 pm

mmalloyRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


Fun and easy climb, fairly physicaly stressful but the view is well worth it. We started early and got off the mountian before any storms accumulated.
Posted Apr 20, 2002 11:25 am

schadikRoute Climbed: hiking route Date Climbed: 1987  Sucess!


These were the early days for me. I was with NOLS school on an outdoor educators course. We spent 21 days in the bighorns cruising the trails and climbing summits.
Posted Jan 17, 2002 5:54 am

dkeating2112Route Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: 08/20/2001  Sucess!


My climbing partner Randy Bullerdick and I backpacked in from Battle Park trailhead towards Lake Solitude. We camped at a mid-sized unnamed lake about halfway between Lake Solitude and Mistymoon Lake. The lake is about 0.25 miles north of the trail and is located at the foot of the southwestern ridge running off of Cloud Peak. It hidden behind a saddle and some small peaks. The elevation here is about 10,300 ft., and it is about 9 miles from the Battle Park trailhead. From here we climbed Cloud Peak from the foot of the southwestern ridge. You gain a lot of your elevation early on this route, and so it is much more scenic than the classic route up the Paint Rock Creek drainage. Lots of Boulder hopping though, and we descended the normal route. Our summit day was about 8 miles round trip, and the next day we exited an alternate trail 8 miles back to Battle Park that took us past Mistymoon Lake and down through the Middle Paint Rock Creek drainage. The ground was fairly dry, and I gambled and wore my trail runners during the whole expedition. The gamble paid off, as I had comfortable and dry feet for the whole trip.
Posted Aug 23, 2001 9:57 pm

Randy232Route Climbed: Northeast from Lake Solitude Date Climbed: Augest 20, 2001  Sucess!


My climbing partner David Keating, came up with this unique route. We started up a nearby ridge which eliminated most of the elevation. We scrambled from there for about two and half miles until we met up with the normal trail. We summited the mountain before noon.
Posted Aug 23, 2001 7:43 pm

bigwallyRoute Climbed: Mistymoon Trail Date Climbed: July, 1983  Sucess!


Walked up this cloudy peak, with my bride, during our honeymoon. A lovely time indeed. Of course we started late, getting out of the tent that is, every morning. We had the mountain to ourselves for 3 days. It was a very leisurely and pleasurable 1 day walk in, 1 day up and down from summit and 1 day walk out. Enjoyed it so much that we reloaded our packs at the car and walked into the Lost Twin Lakes Cirque area, but that is another story.
Posted May 31, 2001 2:29 am

pictioneerRoute Climbed: Mistymoon Trail Date Climbed: October 1st, 2000  Sucess!


This attempt we were turned back by a big snowstorm. Recommend trying climb by mid Sept at latest.
Posted Mar 23, 2001 8:29 pm

pictioneerRoute Climbed: North east ridge from Elk Lake. Date Climbed: August 1975  Sucess!


This route is very long and NO trails. Recommend the MistyMoon Trail route.
Posted Mar 23, 2001 8:27 pm

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