Trinities - west to east

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Trinities - west to east
Created On: Aug 18, 2014
Last Edited On: Aug 1, 2016

Overview

A few photos from my solo trip (3rd one) into Vestal basin with the goal to summit and traverse all 3 Trinity Peaks. I spent the night high up in Vestal Basin - got there late, so found a dry spot under a tree and set up my "bed arrangement". Woke up late ~ 6:40 am, scrambled up to Vestal Lake and took a few morning photos from there. Ascended into Vestal - West Trinity saddle and continued eastwards over all 3 summits. The route finding relatively easy, ran into a few climbers on the traverse. The route finding was not difficult, but ran into more 4th class terrain then described. I believe by scrambling around you can find easier ways to traverse, but I got lazy and many times headed just straight up. The descend from the East Trinity was slow and loose. The lake below Trinities was spectacular and asking for a swim. The hike back, including the ascent up Molas TH from Animas River was spectacular with spending time by Beaver Ponds observing moose. 

West Trinity  13,765 feet
Trinity Peak (Middle)  13,805 feet
East Trinity   13,745 feet

Photos

Mt. Garfiled
Mt. Garfiled as seen from Molas trail
Thirsty Moose
Thirsty Moose - Beaver Ponds (turn off from Colorado Trail to Vestal Basin)
Wild gooseberries
Wild gooseberries
Arrow Peak
Arrow Peak as seen from Beaver Ponds
Moose
Moose
Sunset over Trinity Peaks
Sunset over Trinity Peaks
My bedroom for the night
My bedroom for the night
Reflection in Vestal Lake
Vestal Peak - Reflection in Vestal Lake
Arrow Peak and its reflection
Arrow Peak and its reflection
Morning by Vestal lake
Morning by Vestal lake
Marmots
Marmots
Pica
Pica
Vestal Peak from east
Vestal Peak from east
Vestal-West Trinity saddle
Vestal-West Trinity saddle with climbers
Middle Trinity
Middle Trinity from West Trinity
Summit of West Trinity
Summit of West Trinity with Vestal Peak in the background
Fine scramble on the traverse
Fine scramble on the traverse
Balsam Lake
Balsam Lake with Peak Six
East Trinity Peak
East Trinity Peak from Middle Trinity
Summit of Middle Trinity
Summit of Middle Trinity with 14er Eolus in the background
Descent from Middle Trinity
Descent from Middle Trinity
Rugged peaks of Needles
Rugged peaks of Needles
Scramble up East Trinity
Scramble up East Trinity
Summit of East Trinity
Summit of East Trinity with Middle Trinity in the back
Trinity Lake
Trinity Lake
Climbers on the summit of Trinity Peak
Climbers on the summit of Trinity Peak - photo taken from East Trinity
Trinity Peak
Trinity Peak
Unnamed lake under Trinities
Unnamed lake under Trinities
Vestal and Arrow Peaks
Vestal and Arrow Peaks

Squirrel
Squirrel


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