Twin Lakes Peak (Peak 11,460) Climber's Log

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Scott - Oct 13, 2021 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2021

Twin Lakes Peak  Sucess!

September 4

Shaylee and I started on the Wall Lake Trail on the Flat Tops and followed the trail to the top of the plateau. We then hiked over to Twin Lakes and set up camp.

After camp was set up we headed for "Twin Lakes Peak" and climbed it. There were a few really steep places and some logs to get over, but it wasn't too bad.

After taking a break on the summit, we headed back down. We took a steeper way down and I slipped and fell on some loose scree scratching up my back and spraining my middle finger on my left hand.

September 5

It was an incredibly cold night. The tent was set up in a basin/bowel and was apparently in a cold air sink. According to me recording thermometer, it was 23F when we went to bed; 14F at midnight, and 6F before sunrise! I have never recorded such temperatures at this time of year.

In the morning we headed for Big Marvine Peak. The peak has an interesting shape and had been on my list for decades. The trail to the base of the peak was not very well defined, but once we were at the base of the peak it was easy to follow the old trail up even though the trail seems to have been abandoned decades ago.

It was a bit hazy from the forest fires, but the views were still nice and we enjoyed a break on the summit.

We then headed back to camp, packed up, and headed back down to the vehicle. It was a surprisingly tiring day even though on paper it wasn't that strenuous.

Even though it was Labor Day weekend, we didn't see as many people as in other areas. There was one other group camped at Twin Lakes and we encountered two groups on the trail.

It was a nice trip.

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