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MarkDidierCloudy but Still Beautiful!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2013

MarkDidier

It was a cloudy day, but we still had pretty amazing views from the ridge to the summit. Pickets were mostly socked in though.

This was essentially a walk-up, but I was surprised at how rugged the trail was - all the way to the ridge. And I was surprised by the lack of views until you get to the ridge. It definitely is a walk in the woods until the ridge! But after that, the eye candy is amazing!

The drive to the trailhead was less of an issue than advertised. At least when we were there any 2WD vehicle could easily make it. A few steep gravel sections near the top, but no big problem.
Posted Oct 27, 2013 10:21 am

setrentFrom the south  Sucess!
Climbed before the bivy at the col before climbing Triumph. A neat peak!
Posted Oct 21, 2011 1:30 am

fjes6Trappers Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

fjes6

Probably my first 'good' hike when I was just starting out, the full meal deal from valley floor to summit.
Posted Mar 24, 2011 11:09 pm

Bryan KVery cool peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010

Bryan K

What a wonderful day! Later in the day the sun came out and we got a great view of the Pickets along with other peaks seen from here. Can't wait to hit up this area again!
Posted Oct 13, 2010 12:46 am

gimpilatorOUTSTANDING  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2010

gimpilator

I have found a new respect for the Pickets. When they first came into view I started freaking out and making a lot of noise. This is one of the most scenic hikes I've done all year. I'm going to recommend it to all the hikers I know. From the summit we continued along the ridge to "X Mountain".

A film by Bryan:

Posted Oct 13, 2010 12:07 am

DoehlePickets socked in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Doehle

But we had a nice day out and surprisingly nice views from time to time.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 5:16 pm

SummitQueenBeautiful fall hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

SummitQueen

What a beautiful way to end the major hiking/climbing season. Phenomenal views of the Pickets from the summit, especially Mt. Triumph. Blueberries are perfectly in season, no encounters with bears but did see signs of them. Camping at Thornton Lakes camp this time of year is COLD, but all in all, easy navigation and a great overnight.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 2:31 am

geoseanLove the View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

geosean

This hike is one of my favorites. I cant get over the view of the Pickets.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 3:48 pm

ericwillhiteLooking for views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1993

ericwillhite

My brother and I were going to the lake but decided we didn't want to drop elevation so we headed up the ridge only to find this cool peak.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 11:40 am

kteichertRe: Looking for views

kteichert

surprise surprise. Seriously, Eric, everywhere I look! :)
Posted Oct 16, 2009 6:25 pm

Snidely WhiplashSo that's what it looks like when it's clear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1995

Snidely Whiplash

We couldn't see a thing when we did it, but I've always heard it was beautiful. Thanks for showing us.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 9:49 pm

MountaingirlBCGreat consolation prize  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009

MountaingirlBC

When our plan to climb Triumph tanked due to a surprise thunderstorm and a change in the forecast calling for more, a side trip to Trapper Peak made the hike out much more enjoyable. The views are steller and it allowed us to get a good look at the NE ridge of Triumph for next time. We overdosed on blueberries along the ridge!
Posted Sep 2, 2009 7:32 pm

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