Posts tagged Backpacking
Flat Tops

It had been several years since I visited the Flat Tops and I was excited to again visit the area for its unique geology, dark skies, and numerous lakes. This time we approached from the east and after several switchbacks reached the only tricky part of the planned clockwise loop, the Devil's Causeway. At about 3 ft wide at the narrowest section, the causeway sharply drops away from both sides of the pathway. For those who do not like heights, it is best just keep focus on your footsteps, although the views were spectacular!

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Lone Eagle Peak

The high country is slowly beginning to melt away and open up the alpine trails. I spent a night by Crater Lake, with a view of Lone Eagle Peak. Getting there was a bit of challenge as many downed trees covered the standard trail, and snow still covered the last few miles. The Milky Way moving across the backdrop of snow-covered mountains made for a memorable night.

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