Lake 8740+, northeast of the...

Lake 8740+, northeast of the peak. This beautiful setting was an unexpected benefit of my overenthusiasm in heading cross-country.

The broad chute seen in the background behind the lake ended up being the descent route--this is likely the quickest way up the peak.


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Misha - Sep 24, 2003 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted


Beautiful shot, Matthew. Sounds like you had another great adventure!

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Sep 24, 2003 12:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Thanks, Misha! One drawback of doing the really long dayhikes is that I can't wait around for decent lighting conditions, and rarely have the patience to search around for a better shot. (I've noticed a distinct inverse correlation between the length of the hike and the quality of my pictures). I probably got lucky here.

Dave K - Sep 24, 2003 1:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Good shot! It looks like the mountain is composed of metamorphic rock similar to Ritter.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Sep 24, 2003 1:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

The dark peak in the background is a little peaklet south of the true summit (which is hidden from view). It really stands out from all the surrounding terrain, including the main peak, which is all nice granite.

Piute has some good, solid rock--much nicer than the loose stuff in the Ritter Range. Someone more ambitious than me could probably find some very enjoyable technical routes on the peak, almost certainly first ascents.


Misha - Sep 24, 2003 7:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

This is exactly why I still really like backpacking and sleeping in the backcountry :)

Bill Ott

Bill Ott - Jan 4, 2005 2:41 pm - Hasn't voted


peacful looking.



Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jan 6, 2005 10:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very

It was wonderful--I sat there for half an hour just soaking it in. A gorgeous setting.

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