Followed trail past Velma Lakes, made side trip over to Middle Mountain then back to TYT, last few hundred feet up sandy slopes on Phipps. Decent down the "cross-country route from Eagle Lakes" was a nightmare from 7350 feet down to Eagle Lake, if you go this way be sure to stay out of the drainage area, the stream is fast, deep, and the brush is very thick.
Big day starting from Inspiration Point. Great route with lots of lakes along the way. Made a loop so finished last mile on Hwy 89. Highly recommend this route.
Route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/319790321
Part of a traverse around the Meeks creek drainage
Climbed this peak as part of a ridge traverse on Eagle Lake Buttress.
Nice afternoon trip up from Eagle Falls trailhead. Somehow managed to not see anyone after the trailhead though I'm sure others were out and about.
Went up the drainage before Eagle Lake and returned through the one above it.
Nice snowshoe up the west gully from Eagle Lake. Noticed some nice ice flows on a cliff band for future reference. The Lower Velma Lake was frozen to allow a straight shot to the Peak.
One of my first hikes in winter. Nice views.
Beautiful day from Meek's Bay over Phipps Pass. Made the trip with Neil, HM, BM, and Mr. Ed. Nice views of the Velma Lakes area.
Backpacked into Upper Velma Lake for memorial day weekend and dayhiked Phipps. The memory is fuzzy but I believe we approached from the western edge of Middle Velma and returned via the strip of land between Middle and Lower.
Left Eagle Lake and went cross country below Eagle Lake Buttress. Climbed from Phipps Pass.
Up to the PCT from Emerald Bay and then up the TYT to the peak.
Mosquitoes mercifully seem to have all been killed by the freeze last week.
Not sure why this is on the OGUL but Jakes is not.
Pics are here.
After hiking at the north end of the lake in the morning, I drove out to Emerald Bay to hike this one in the afternoon. No snow until after Eagle Lake, some trouble crossing the creek, needed the snowshoes from above 8,500ft. Trip Report
From Eagle Lake trailhead. Nice day minus a little wind on the summit.