Edwards and Argentine from Argentine Pass TH. Beautiful late summer day with clear skies and temps in the 50s. Leaves barely changing on the bushes. Met a CDT thru hiker on the summit of Edwards. Also a fellow grad of Utah State! Go Aggies! Moved slow today because I had the COVID booster shot two days prior and was still feeling some body aches. Fun ridge, great views!
Rough 4WD road up to the Mine in the dark, but not hiccups along the way. Got a quick start up the mountain to Edwards, then stuck, close to the ridgeline to get McClellan. No easy path back to Edwards, so I cut across the basin towards a glacier and made way up the south side of that to rejoin the "trail" back to the saddle between Edwards and Argentine. Followed some mountain goats up to Argentine (though, the path they chose to follow was harder than mine). From there, the cloud were looking a little scary, but weather reports told me I had a few more hours. I picked up the pace and crossed the gap over to Wilcox. Stick close to the ridgeline—there's remnants of a social trail there that will protect your ankles a bit more and protect the tundra. Summitted Wilcox and booked it back to the saddle to then follow a social trail down into the basin. However, the trail disappeared and I had to bushwhack back to the road to follow it back to the mine. If using my GPS to do the same, I recommend almost always sticking to the ridgeline between these mountains. Whenever I strayed away, I found myself coming back.
Hiked from the Wilcox mine with our boys and dogs. They bailed not too far from the summit (windy, they could have made it but I didn't push them). Met a goat family on the summit. Headed over to Mount Wilcox next.
nice hike, solitude.
decided to add this on as I had time after climbing Edwards. Pretty nondescript mountain overall. some nice tundra flowers along the ridge.
Climbed with Rachael, left the trail early and went straight up to avoid crossing some sketchy snow filled gullies. Traversed over to Square Top. Second time up.
From Stevens Gulch TH, up Edwards and out and back to Argentine. Crazy winds.
Very windy. Did this with Mt Wilcox.
With Edwards and McClellan.
Climbed with my wife. The weather was good and the views were great. We headed over to Edwards and McClellan afterwards to round out the day.
From winter road closure. Square Top, Argentine, and Wilcox. Cold
With Rhett. Started at the road closure, summited Square Top, Argentine and Wilcox. We finished coming down the Silver Dollar Lake Rd. Made for a nice cirque.
This was a great trip. Started at Naylor Lake, hiked up to the ridge to the Squaretop, Argentine, then continued a very loong ridge to Edwards, went back to Argentine and finished on Wilcox. It got dark when I got back to the forest around Naylor Lake and there was mess of fallen trees and deep snow. Lots of postholing!! There was a very strong gusty wind on the summit of Square top that I could not stand, I'd say about 50 - 70 mph. It got better later.
Nice hike from the Waldorf Mine. Views were great in all directions.
Nice day out. No crowds
Hike Argentine Peak from Wilcox, nice and easy hike.
Hiked Argentine and Wilcox from Silver Dollar Trailhead. Steady, light misty rain all morning. Pleasant stroll.
Looped these three from the Guanella closure. Went with Mike Smith, Mark Wilson, and Okie.
Climbed as part of a "Gondwanaland" attempt from Square Top Mountain. Snow conditions slowed us down and we bailed after Mount Edwards.