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 Peak(s):  N. Twin Cone Peak - 12,319 feet
 Post Date:  12/30/2008
 Date Climbed:   12/29/2008
 Posted By:  JasonF

 North Twin Cone Peak via Kenosha Pass TH   

Party: Jason solo
Start: 7:30AM
Finish: 3:00 PM
Mileage: ~ 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 2300 feet

Hiked up FR 126 which was packed down fairly well due to snow mobile traffic. Was trying for the "Cone Master" (N & S Twin Cone Peaks & Mt. Blaine) as described in Roach‘s Lost Creek Wilderness book however this became difficult due to the deep snowshoeing required above tree line. The trail is now broken for anyone wishing to visit a beautiful, peaceful area. Approach to the end of the snow mobile track was done without snow shoes. Due to the snow softening in the afternoon I elected to complete the return with snow shoes. Great hike. I will definitely return sometime (perhaps when aspens are changing next fall) to complete the Cone Master.

View west from summit, looking at Mosquito Range
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View north from summit, looking at Mt. Evans massif
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View SE from summit with weather station in foreground, South Twin Cone Peak at right-hand side of pic
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View SW of South Park with Mosquito Range in distance
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View south of Tarryall Mountains and Puma Hills
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Closeup of weather station solar panels with unique ice formation on guy wires
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  • Comments or Questions
Derek


Aspens     2008-12-30 16:08:30
I agree that this trail would be great around peak color time. I did the ”cone master” about 3 weeks ago and recall thinking that the switchbacks just past the second gate would be fantastic had there been leaves.



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