Flattop, Hallet, Otis, and Taylor. Peak-bagging at it's finest!
Left miserable front range weather behind to find the Continental Divide drier and warmer, high above the up-sloping weather pattern. The views of the Divide with clouds filling the valleys below was pretty neat.
After walking over Flattop Mt. I headed up and over Hallett Peak. It looks so much different from this side and has very little of the "peak" like qualities you see from Bear Lake.
It was so cold when we got above timberline that half of our party had to throw in the towel. I'm sure the views were great but I was to busy hiding behind the summit wind block.
Enjoyed a superb, unnamed route with DB, Aaron and Ram. Ram pieced the route together some 15 years ago and displayed it to us as a top-quality, highly memorable and altogether classic class 4-5 scramble. Great, great, great stuff. Then on to Otis.
From lake Helene with Flattop
I'll have to do this hike again as the fog coming over the Divide never really let up. We got a predawn start and views of the eclipse were crystal clear, but by the time we got to Flattop the fog was rolling over the Divide. We dropped several hundred feet and took shelter for over an hour. It cleared up some so we headed for Hallet but by the time we got to the summit the fog was thick again. I can only imagine how great the view is on a clear day.
Climbed left side of Tyndall Glacier to the left of the rock rib. Nice route and good summit. I liked being able to see most of the rest of the peaks in the area from the summit.
just as nice as it sounds!
I had wanted this one for a while. As it turned out, it became the crown on a great day in the mountains!
Up Flattop trail then to Hallett and Otis.
Not often you get one alone. But with 30 mph sustained winds and a palpable lack of summertime throngs around Bear Lake, this was it! One of my favorite views so far.
scooted up hallett after hiking flattop. always have admired hallett from bear lake and am happy to have hiked/boulder-hopped to its summit!
Hiked up with my brother from Bear Lake to Flattop and then headed down via Andrews Glacier.
Took the trail from Bear Lake via Flattop to Hallett, great views and only 5 people on top, did this on a repeat quest when I got turned around on Flattop last time due to weather.
This is a straightforward add-on to a hike up Flattop. The views are *much* better on Hallett -- don't miss it!
up Dragon's Tail, then Hallett/Otis/Taylor/Powell. Great loop hike.