Mt. Tyndall Photo Album

Mt. Tyndall Summit Day
(July 21, 2003)

Flowers from Shepherd's Pass to Mt. Tyndall
(July 2003)

Day 1 - Trailhead to Mahogany Flats
Location Elevation Arrive Depart Mileage Comments
Trail Head 6,314 overnight 0617 0.0 No water after 4th creek crossing
Saddle 9,045 0944 1033 3.0 Several campsites at saddle
2nd Saddle 9,??? 1105 1105 3.? Space for campsites
Creek Crossing 8,??? 1151 1223 4.? Waterfall above trail, water all year
Mahogany Flat 9,200 1307 overnight 5.2 Easy access to stream, very little shade. Rained two hours after camp setup but stopped by dinner time. Dinner: Chicken a la King

Day 2 - Mahogany Flats to Base Camp
Location Elevation Arrive Depart Mileage Comments
Mahogany Flat 9,200 overnight 0654 5.2 Breakfast: granola cereal/milk
Anvil Camp 10,010 0831 0831 6.9 Lots of mosquitos, water and shade
Pothole 10,810 1010 1130 8.0 Space for camping, lots of water, last Bristlecone Pine trees. Cooked Red Beans & Rice for lunch
Shepherd's Pass 12,010 1302 1303 9.2 Nice campsites between trail and first lake
Base Camp 12,000 1310 overnight 9.3 Dinner: spaghetti w/meat sauce

Day 3 - Mt. Tyndall Summit
Location Elevation Arrive Depart Mileage Comments
Base Camp 12,000 overnight 0710 9.3 via NW Ridge to summit
Mt. Tyndall 14,018 1250 1331 10.8 via N Rib to Base Camp
Base Camp 12,000 1732 overnight 12.3 Dinner: BBQ Beef w/mashed potatoes, yum

Day 4 - Base Camp to Trail Head
Location Elevation Arrive Depart Mileage Comments
Base Camp 12,000 overnight 0810 12.3 Breakfast: Bean & cheese burritos
Pothole 10,810 0915 0927 13.6
Mahogany Flat 9,200 1115 1151 16.4 Left with 2.5 liters water
Creek Crossing 8,??? 1212 1220 ? Should have refilled water
Saddle 9,045 1404 1404 18.6 Temp about 92 F at 9000' elevation!
Trail Head 6,314 1644 drove home 21.6 Ran out of water 30 minutes before creek. Temp in Independence reported at 111 F

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