Peak(s):  Jupiter Mtn  -  13,830 feet
Date Posted:  08/19/2013
Modified:  08/21/2013
Date Climbed:   08/13/2013
Author:  jesse
 Southwest Slopes with Decent of Callisto  

After a long morning climbing Sunlight, the Spire & Marc charging Windom, and an afternoon of rain hail and lots of Goats we had a later start of 6:00 with plans to quickly tag Jupiter and hike down in the early afternoon.

We descended from high camp near treeline and met the Columbine pass trail in the meadow.

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Crossing the Meadow



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This Mine is pretty deep


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Right on the Columbie Pass Trail


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Just above treeline on Jupiter's SW steep slopes


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Above the Steep Grassy Slopes


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The Ridge proper was an exciting and worthwhile hike


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Marc with Sunlight Peak & Sunlight Spire


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Got em both in a Day finally!


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The Power Of Zeus!


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Sunlight Peak, Sunlight Spire & Windom Peak


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Sunlight Spire!

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Jupiter Peak! A great place to view our other conquests

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Steep Grassly ledges we descended Callisto?

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What's a backpacking trip without a waterfall shower

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Can't wait to see this in Winter/Spring

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Once again the Mighty San Juan Mountains have given us glory!


The 6 miles down with the large pack was difficult but it didn't matter. We had climbed everything in Chicago Basin we needed and got to preview many more trips of adventures. We made it in time for the Durango Train but opted to Camp near the river and ride back to Silverton at 11:00am.



Great Success!



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