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spoliquinThe Magic Bus!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013
From Deer park by the bus but then around 13,109 and out to Lost lake. Hit Whitehead and MT Rhoda on the way back to Deer park. Amazing views of the Grenadiers!!
Posted Mar 8, 2014 8:37 pm

Liba KopeckovaNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

Liba Kopeckova

Nice hike with Duchess. We originally planned to come from Highland Mary Lakes, but the road to Stony Pass was closed (Hardrock 100 mile race was taking place), so we came from the west via Deer Creek.
I did a similar loop like Sarah Thompson - we got up UN 13109 and UN 13434, Rhoda and Whitehead, but no Kendall - we got hailed on. We were completely alone, and Duchess at 14 years of age did great!
Posted Jul 12, 2013 6:23 pm

LadyWawaLovely!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2011

LadyWawa

Lovely climb!
Posted Nov 24, 2011 8:53 am

ShredDebSP Gathering
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

ShredDeb

Another great SP event in the San Juan's...with a bonus trip to the lakes since I didn't know the route. Next time I'm bringing a fishing pole...and maybe a copy of the map!
Posted Jul 27, 2010 4:38 pm

cruzitSP Gathering 2010  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

cruzit

Gotta love the view.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 10:43 pm

KesslerWhitehead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Kessler

7-17-10
Posted Jul 22, 2010 11:54 pm

ScottWhitehead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Scott

This climb was part of the 2010 Summitpost gathering in the San Juan Mountains. Kessler and I decided to join the activity. The group met at 5:45 AM at Silverton. We carpooled to the trailhead, but there was some confusion as to where the trailhead actually was, so we ended up walking some extra distance.

We followed the trail up to near Highland Mary Lakes to where we left the trail and climbed up Whitehead Peak. After climbing Whitehead Peak, we climbed the ridge south over to Mount Rhoda where we all had a short rest. Most people went around the cliffs back to the ridgeline, but Kessler and I climbed down the cliffs directly, just for fun.

The group then climbed over to Peak 13,434 where we had lunch. It was also decision time. There were some poofy clouds to the east, but the wind was coming from the southwest where it was clear. I thought we’d be OK to go on to the next peak (especially since the rest of the ridge was gentle), but was outvoted.

All three peaks we climbed over had some nice views of the more rugged peaks in the San Juans including the Grenadiers and Needles.

After enjoying the views we all headed back down the mountain through the Spencer Basin. I stopped in the Spencer Basin to talk to Aaron and other members of the group, but I had to almost run down the mountain to catch up with my son Kessler. We had made a deal that the last one of us down the mountain was a princess. I guess I can be called Princess Dad for the next little while.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 11:46 pm

TonkaSP Gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Tonka

Nice day and the views are fantastic.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 4:21 pm

colinpenceRe: From Highland Mary Lakes

colinpence

to think one of our trip members lugged a jumbo box of Sugar Pops! to the summit of this peak.

Sarah--I have the photo to prove it!
Posted Jul 21, 2010 1:31 am

colinpence2010 SP gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

colinpence

Perfect weather, awesome wildflowers and an excellent group of people to climb with. What more could I ask for?
Posted Jul 21, 2010 1:30 am

chicagotransplantSP Gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

chicagotransplant

Joined the gang for a fantastic loop high above Highland Mary Lakes, PT 13109, Whitehead, Rhoda and PT 13434 then back down via Spencer Basin to the cars and off to Silverton.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 10:17 am

Sarah SimonFrom Highland Mary Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Sarah Simon

...and to think one of our trip members lugged a jumbo box of Sugar Pops! to the summit of this peak. What a day: Lovely scenery, gonzo wildflowers, fantastic company.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 9:23 pm

Alan EllisSP Gathering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Alan Ellis

Great day at the SP Gathering!
Posted Jul 18, 2010 10:10 am

SarahThompsonFrom Deer Park, Amazing view of Grenadiers!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

SarahThompson

Started the hike from about 11,500 ft in Deer Park drainage. 4WD road from Silverton is very steep and loose in places and has a few tight turns, but is fairly well maintained and doesn't require extreme clearance. How a school bus got up there I do not know, but its a permanent part of the landscape now! Did a loop over UN 13109, Whitehead (unranked), Rhoda, UN 13434 & Kendall Peak. Views into the Grenadiers were the best I've seen yet, especially of Vestal's Wham Ridge.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 11:12 am

ouray19Whitehead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

ouray19

Ascended from Highland Mary Lakes. Great views. Quick summit visit due to high wind and rain!
Posted Sep 17, 2007 10:27 pm

naderRoute Climbed: Highland Mary Lakes Date Climbed: July 2, 2003  Sucess!

nader

A perfectly sunny day but extremely windy above the treeline. Best views of the Grenadiers.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 5:52 pm

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