This hike doesn't get the attention that it deserves!! It is an awesome route that has a bit of everything a hiker could want. There are some gradual sections of trail, some that are steeper, a bit of scrambling and absolutely amazing views The views ot the Pickets are incredible. Mt Triumph and Despair beckon one to attempt their flanks and Thornton (Old Damnation) stares at you from just a long stones throw away.
The traverse to X Mountain looks really scary, but as we made our way it wasn't as bad as first appeared. The toughest part of the traverse is getting down from Trappers Peak. There is a tough section where the boot path ends. It's steep and covered with vegetation and could be very slippery when wet. From there it's a nice stroll over to the summit.
Enough with my lame attempt at being creative with words and on to the photos and video!
Oh, I did forget to mention the bear tracks that we saw on the trail There were even a few claw marks in the prints too!!!
Nice, I love Trappers Peak. I go there every year and the trail and weather has always been good to me, always super hot. Its a really fun trail for me. This past summer I was there when the flowers were blooming and there was still quite a bit of snow up at the top with huge cornices. It was so beautiful. I have a small picture of Lower Thorton lake in the background and beautiful purple heather in the forground with rocks which was taken on the summit of Trappers. It hangs above my computer at work. Thanks for the video, it was nice to do that trail again.
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Reststep, we did not see a single soul up there. We had the whole place to ourselves, it was awesome.
Thank you all for the compliments on the video, I really appreciate it.
Gimp, thank you for the great company on such an unbelievable hike! I had never seen the Pickets before and I think this hike spoiled me as to the views of them.
This is certainly a hike that will be on my calendar regularly.
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