Peak(s):  Summit Pk  -  13,300 feet
Date Posted:  08/02/2018
Modified:  08/06/2018
Date Climbed:   07/14/2018
Author:  djkest
Additional Members:   Chaos Penumbra
 Ghosts of the Forest   

Part 1 of our "Big Adventure" 2018 has us traveling to the Southern San Juan mountains to climb Summit Peak.
This is a beautiful area of the state that sees few visitors. In fact, this peak is climbed seldom enough that the trail nearby is disappearing.
I called this trip "ghosts of the forest" because we saw a small heard of elk and heard them bugling just after sunrise. It was quite eerie.
I wanted to mention that the trail is very faint and branches off into wildlife trails. This is not easy to follow and I recommend you bring a map and/or GPS device. It wouldn't be hard to get lost.
Sunrise in the San Juans




Summit Peak finally comes into view.

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

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

08/03/2018 10:51
I enjoyed your report. That looks like a hike I would enjoy with my friends. Thanks for sharing it.

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