Peak(s):  Jupiter Mtn  -  13,830 feet
North Eolus  -  14,039 feet
Mt. Eolus  -  14,083 feet
Sunlight Peak  -  14,059 feet
Windom Peak  -  14,087 feet
Pigeon Pk  -  13,972 feet
Turret Pk A  -  13,835 feet
Date Posted:  11/18/2015
Modified:  08/30/2017
Date Climbed:   09/26/2015
Author:  Stratosfearsome
 Kingdom of the Mountain Ghosts  


Ascending from apathy to athlete



9/26/2015
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830am train along the Animas. Durango to Needleton TH.

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Reach Chicago Basin about 3pm, set up camp.

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Headed up Jupiter via Columbine Pass, about five pm

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The ridge (went about class 2+ w/ one or two class 3 moves over a black fin))

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Path of fading gold

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Hazel Lake to East

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Jupiter Summit scramble

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Jupiter Zen w/ Windom and Jagged behind me.

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San Juan Sunset. Supermoon and Eclipse tomorrow night.

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Pretty...pretty.

9/27/2015
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Siskel and Ebert Pass. (13k) + Twin Lakes in Foreground - Way through is SW (left) of Twin Thumbs.

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Glacier Point and Sunlight Group

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Majestic as fluff.

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View west from N. Eolus to Needle ridge, Turret and Pigeon.

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Atop Mt. Eolus. Why am I standing like that? It's not normal.

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Needles

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Sunlight Spire and Windom

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An unavoidable selfie atop Sunlight

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Windom's Royal Family

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A look back at Sunlight and Spire

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Windom Pk. 57th 14er

9/28/2015
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Unnamed Lake that feeds Ruby Creek + Needle Ridge

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A beautiful stillness of sight and sound.

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What happens when I try to look cool and use my camera timer.

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Pigeon Pk. then Turret Pk. Centennials 98 and 99, then camera died. Carried that axe and spikes and never needed them. Thanks, Murphy.

9/29/2015
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Switching to phone... My rig before I hiked out. Found that flag.

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Hey, no goats in the kitchen! (Sad how habituated many are, please do not feed these special creatures and secure your consumables)

See you in the sky.



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 Comments or Questions
Jay521

Another nice one...
11/19/2015 15:50
You really have been hitting them. Love your dry sense of humor...


Marmot72

Prolific
11/21/2015 10:01
That’s a very productive three days! Loved the photos from the evening atop Jupiter.


Stratosfearsome

Thanks.
11/22/2015 18:45
That area is such a breathtaking playground on the edge of life and rock. Definitely plan to return. I meant to summit Jupiter earlier, but I hiked to Columbine pass by accident and was able to follow the connecting ridge to the top of Jupiter.


KRAZY
Route
07/15/2020 20:13
How did you get to Pigeon and Turret? Looking into routes from the Chi Basin. Thanks



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