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JColkyFantastic Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017
Complete solitude - There was almost no one on the train when we made our trek up to Gibson Lake. The "Social Trail" is somewhat hard to find and the Divide gives the appearance that it is covered by snow, but you can skirt around this. It is somewhat steep to head up the grassy hills, but once you gain the Divide, the walk over to the Summit should be easy.
Posted Jul 13, 2017 9:52 am

theREALCarpeDMfrom the campground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013


Nice hike up to the lake, but lots of rednecks (some with guns) near the campground.
Posted Feb 3, 2016 11:39 am

rmjwintersFrom Georgia Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015


Fall hike from Georgia Pass. 4.15 miles one way.
Posted Oct 11, 2015 11:04 am

Brian KaletNortheast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015

Brian Kalet

Posted Apr 7, 2015 12:00 am

BradBartickGreat outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2014


Unconsolidated snow on loose rock near bowl exit. Sheep carcass with a lot of coyote tracks in base of bowl with lots of howling coyotes out of sight. High winds on ridge and threatening clouds but no weather issues. No othe climbers all day. Snow began at about 11k feet.
Posted Oct 12, 2014 9:19 am

MountainHikerCOGreat Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


From Gibson Lake TH. Did UN12733 first, then over to Whale. Came down more direct route to lake. Recommend the UN12733 route over the direct route.
Posted Aug 2, 2014 10:12 pm

nickkarlGibson Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014


Amazing climb from Gibson Lake TH. Rough road, high clearance 4WD needed. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/07/whale-peak.html
Posted Jul 13, 2014 10:58 am

telemarkdudeNice Ridge Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014


Climbed onto the ridge just east of Lake Jefferson. Hit unnamed points 12088, 12567, and 12733 along the way. Great weather and views!
Posted Jun 21, 2014 11:45 pm

MattKCrazy Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


The wife, pup and I backpacked in to Gibson Lake for a quick overnighter. Long story short there is a wrecked Jeep in the valley below Bullion Benchmark. Pretty sad story how it got there, and made for an unfortunately memorable weekend. Other than that the trip was fun as we encountered a large group of mountain goats near the summit.
Posted Mar 25, 2014 9:18 am

chicagotransplantNorthside with Neighbors  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010


Whale, Glacier, Bullion and Sheep from the 4x4 road on north, then climbed 11195 and 10450 on the drive back out to town.
Posted Jan 22, 2014 7:59 pm

SarahThompsonSolo hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009


With Glacier Peak, UN 12567, Sheep Mountain & UN 12088.
Posted Nov 19, 2013 3:32 pm

Sarah Simonfrom Gibson Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Sarah Simon

Old Man Winter showed his face today! Blustery and cold - howling winds blowing snow around. It was a beautiful - if fierce - day. Once we left the trees the "autumn stroll" was over and the winter march began. Sen stepped his boot through some slush in a stream which must have been cold. I got blown over five different times gaining the ridge and/or on the ridge! We didn't linger long on this summit! Great views from the top, including Grays and Torreys.
Posted Oct 9, 2013 9:25 am

SenadRWindy October day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013


Windy and very cold day, but nice hike. Beautiful area with some nice views from the summit.
Posted Oct 8, 2013 11:26 pm

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