The second of 2 peaks climbed today, after Sugarloaf.
With Rachael, southwest slopes then loop with Medicine Bow and Sugarloaf.
Shaylee and I started at the Brooklyn Lake Trailhead and hiked the Sheep Lake Trail to near Rock Creek where we left the trail and headed north to the creek. We dropped our packs and cross the creek and headed for Rock Creek Knoll. It was a fairly easy ascent, especially by Wyoming 11er standards.
After climbing Rock Creek Knoll, we headed back down and to the packs and along the trail. There were lots of mosquitoes near the creek!
We then hiked the Sheep Lake Trail and then the Gap Lakes Trail to Cutthroat Lake to where we set up camp. There were mosquitoes around, but it was a nice camp.
In the morning, Shaylee and I headed for the Gap Lakes. Between the two beautiful lakes, we stopped at the pass to climb Browns Peak. The peak was more tedious than expected. The top was a mostly flat expanse of boulders and rocks and there were good views along the way. On the way down, I twisted my ankle a bit, which made for a painful hike out.
We hiked down past Gap Lake and took the Lost Lake Trail back to Brooklyn Lake and the trailhead. It was a beautiful loop hike.
Climbed with Medicine Bow and Sugarloaf from Lake Marie TH. Unpleasant talus.
Approach from Lewis Lake (at sunrise), ran up to south gap lake and then scrambled to the top- all 3 of them? Have snowboarded many times of the east face from Brooklyn Lake, nice to offically touch the top!
The final peak in my morning trifecta (Sugarloaf, Medicine Bow, and Browns) - this was a tiring hike, but well worth it.