Peak(s):  Wilson Peak  -  14,017 feet
Gladstone Pk  -  13,913 feet
Date Posted:  07/17/2016
Date Climbed:   07/09/2016
Author:  mattpayne11
Additional Members:   gotmusick
 Wilson Peak and Gladstone Peak from Bilk Basin   

It feels so good to be back in Colorado permanently. My two year hiatus in Oregon left me wanting to get back into the backcountry. I could not think of a better way to kick that off than by going up and doing Gladstone Peak and Wilson Peak from Bilk Basin. This was a memorable one, to say the least. Bilk Basin is amazing. I've also included a GPX file for those that are interested.

Per usual, my full trip report is located on my website HERE.

There's some interesting footage of a near miss rock fall in here as well.

A few of my favorite images from the trip:

Heading up into Bilk Basin via the Sunshine Mesa TH

The Milky Way from camp

Gladstone and Wilson prior to sunrise

Lizard Head Peak from upper Bilk Basin

Navajo Basin from the Gladstone - Wilson Peak saddle

Sunset from Bilk Basin

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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Comments or Questions

Simply beautiful
07/18/2016 22:07
Thanks for posting, Matt. I loved Bilk Basin when I went in there on a whim several years back, but the lake was frozen over in the June i was there. So it's even more beautiful to see the lake and wildflowers around it. Besides your splendid photography, I also enjoyed learning about your friend, Silas. That man has guts and I'm glad he has you as a friend.


Thanks Marmot
07/19/2016 11:19
Appreciate your comment - it has been a journey with my best friend Sarah/Silas and our relationship was forged through climbing mountains. He does have a lot of guts, no doubt!

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