Saturday, October 25, 2014

Climbing Mount Breitenbach. A Photo Journal,


October 10, 2014

The Imposing North Face of Mount Breitenbach on Left
Photo made 7/8/2014
I began hiking up the Pete Creek drainage and continued toward the cliffs at the end on the canyon where the beginnings of Pete creek springs from base of the mountains. I drank from the cold pure water before veering left toward the saddle and the ridge leading to Breitenbach. Really it is the only way to proceed. the sides of the canyon at this point are flanked by steep cliffs. The route is straight forward. Once the ridge is made, follow it to the right over several small peaks to Breitenbach.


Pete Creek With Peak 11,467
Two Ewes on the slopes of Peak 11,467
 At the top of the saddle, follow this ridge to Breitenbach.

The Ridge to Breitenbach
 
Ridge detail
Looking Down From the Saddle, Pete Creek Drainage
Lost River Peak Center

Looking Down From the Saddle, Pete Creek Drainage
Lost River Peak on Left

Looking Southeast from the Ridge



The Lemhis to the East, Bell Mountain and Diamond Peak in Distance
From the Summit of Beitenbach, No Regret Peak in Foreground, the South Face of Donaldson, and the peak of Mount Church Behind
Mount Corruption to the Northeast

Hiking Back to the Saddle, Church Disappears behind Donaldson

Light Show
Light Show
Driving back the the highway, I stopped to make a few more images of the range.

Jones Creek Drainage

Jones Creek Drainage

Jones Creek Drainage
Jones Creek Drainage
The Peak of Mount McCaleb is Barely Visible

Lone Tree

Lost River Peak and Pete Creek Drainage
Other Resources:

Tom Lopez Website:
Mount Breitenbach


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