Sunday, October 16, 2005

Four Mile Circuit, October 2005

Four Mile Circuit, October 16th, 2005, with Joe Stock

Joe was chomping at the bit to go and bag some easy peaks, so we set out an early October moring from the Peter's Creek Trailhead north of Anchorage. The total Four Mile circuit was about 17 miles with 6800 ft vertical gain & loss.

Joe heading up towards Eklutna peak from the Peter's Creek drainage
Approaching Eklutna Peak
Ridge running after traversing Eklutna Peak
View towards the North across Eklutna valley (observe road to Eklutna lake) and Matanuska Peak in the distance.
View of the Four Mile circuit looking East
Brown bears frolicking in the sunshine
The higher up we got, the more snow we encountered
High point on the circuit (peak 5505)

View looking Norhtwest from head of Four Mile Circuit. Observe Goat Rock and Twin Peaks on hoorizon
About 4 inches of snow on the summit
Looking down into the Four Mile Creek drainage and the ridge we came up.
Heading down ...
and home.

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