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Lake 8740+, northeast of the peak. This beautiful setting was an unexpected benefit of my overenthusiasm in heading cross-country.



The broad chute seen in the background behind the lake ended up being the descent route--this is likely the quickest way up the peak.

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MishaNice!

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Beautiful shot, Matthew. Sounds like you had another great adventure!
Posted Sep 24, 2003 12:41 pm

Matthew HollimanRe: Nice!

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Thanks, Misha! One drawback of doing the really long dayhikes is that I can't wait around for decent lighting conditions, and rarely have the patience to search around for a better shot. (I've noticed a distinct inverse correlation between the length of the hike and the quality of my pictures). I probably got lucky here.
Posted Sep 24, 2003 12:49 pm

Dave KRe: Nice!

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Good shot! It looks like the mountain is composed of metamorphic rock similar to Ritter.
Posted Sep 24, 2003 1:47 pm

Matthew HollimanRe: Nice!

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The dark peak in the background is a little peaklet south of the true summit (which is hidden from view). It really stands out from all the surrounding terrain, including the main peak, which is all nice granite.



Piute has some good, solid rock--much nicer than the loose stuff in the Ritter Range. Someone more ambitious than me could probably find some very enjoyable technical routes on the peak, almost certainly first ascents.
Posted Sep 24, 2003 1:54 pm

MishaRe: Nice!

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This is exactly why I still really like backpacking and sleeping in the backcountry :)

Posted Sep 24, 2003 7:46 pm

Bill OttVery

Bill Ott

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peacful looking.



Thanks,

Bill
Posted Jan 4, 2005 2:41 pm

Matthew HollimanRe: Very

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It was wonderful--I sat there for half an hour just soaking it in. A gorgeous setting.
Posted Jan 6, 2005 10:39 pm

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Matthew HollimanSubmitted by Matthew Holliman
on Sep 24, 2003 2:42 am

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Lat/Lon: 38.03400°N / 119.5473°W
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