Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vista Peak

Vista Peak, September 7th, 2008
Highpoint: 5070 feet

A rainy Sunday in September I decided to do some ridge hiking out of Eagle River (from Mt. Baldy trailhead). I was lucky with the weather as the rain held off for the entire 5 hours I was out. I made it to Vista Peak and may have continued to Peak 5331 if the weather had looked more promising. Peak 5331 will have to wait for another day. The ridges in this area are phenomenal for hiking and running. To top it off, the blueberries were ripe and the fall colors were awesome.

Panorama from Vista Peak looking SE to NW with Mt Magnificant on the left, then Blacktail Rocks Peak, Roundtop Peak, Pt. 4360, and the Peters Creek drainage on the right.
Vista Peak seen form the West.
Roundtop Peak from the SE.
Peak 5331 with Mt Significant behind.
A local family of Dall Sheep.
Another local.
Fall colors on Blacktail Rocks Peak.
Fall colors looking into Ptarmigan Valley with the Knik Arm in the background.

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