East Twin Peak 8/30/2017 - All Killer, No Filler
8.3 Mi/4:13:54/4544 ft gained
I had several goals with this hike: enjoy a sunny (for once) day off, keep it short to keep my IT band happy, and test out my chest mounted gimbal on a scramble. Sounds like a job for East Twin!
|Obligatory Civic shot with the Twins lurking in the background
|View from bench numero uno. Bold is back there - in the cloud.
|The twins coming into view on the way to bench two.
|Bench two. Take the trail on the right to climb Pepper Peak.
|Stream crossing and East Twinny.
|Oooohhh ahhhh it's getting nicer!
|Looking behind me as I climb - blue skies starting to take over
|Down towards Eklutna
|Fiery fall colors
|The wary sheep.
The summit was windy too of course, so I only spent a few minutes before heading down. I did get a good view of the other Twin, Pioneer, Bold (which had a lot of new snow) and the very menacing looking Goat Rock. After some pictures and video, I went down.
|Remember when I said I was a sucker for fast summit times? My version of signing the register.
|Pioneer on the left, Bold on the right.
|More Bold and Eklutna.
|West Twin and Goat Rock. WTF Goat Rock looks dang intensseeee.
The way back down was uneventful. I stopped at Eklutna to get several photos of Bold. The day had an iffy start, but pulled a 180 and was now beautiful. Overall, an excellent peak for those days when you want something more brief :)
|Back at bench one, the day is looking up!
|Dat Bold Doh
|Have some composition.