Standard from Stillwater Reservoir Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015
Wow! The reservoir is beautiful, the basin is amazing, the wildflowers were going gonzo... We touched the summit proper, then enjoyed a stroll across this amazing little land form. Absolutely incredible scenery all around! Mikey and I joined Aaron & Ellen. Logan, Gabby & Jackson enjoyed the summit but didn't place their four paws on the narrow ridge, for safety reasons.
After getting the weekend off last minute, we hurried and packed the gear Friday night to head off to the Flat Tops. We arrived fairly late and camped just below Stillwater Reservoir.
In the morning (sort of chilly, but not cold: 31F), Shaylee (four years old), Kessler (six years old), Kim and I set off for the Devils Causeway. It was very windy and somewhat chilly so Shaylee and Kim decided to head down at timberline and just below the saddle north of the Causeway. Kessler and I went up to and over Peak 11820 to the Causeway and he had a lot of fun crossing it. I made sure he held my hand the entire time.
After crossing the causeway, we headed SW and completed the entire Causeway Loop (10.5) miles. It was a great day; quite windy and chilly but with zero threat from thunderstorms.