Mt. Sill and the Palisades 1998

Cirque Pass

Friday, August 28, 1998

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Gusty winds part of the night - and again warm - low was 45 degrees in tent.† On trail around 8am.† Navigated around south end of lake to Cirque Pass.† The pass itself was quite easy from the west -- a few snow fields didnít prove to be much of an obstacle.† The other side to Palisade Lakes was a long downhill -- class 2 in a number of spots.† Got to camp at Lower Palisade Lake around 1pm.† Got campsite near outlet on opposite side of lake from the trail.† At least 5 others camped here.† Mosquitos are bad -- even in the sun.† Guess we were spoiled by the near mosquito-less conditions in Palisade Basin and Glacier Creek basin.

Sunrise over Palisade Crest


Looking down Glacier Creek

Potluck Pass over Lake 11672


Polemonium Peak, Mt. Sill, and Mt. Jepson over Lake 11672

Mather Pass is the saddle right of center

upper Palisade Lake left of center

small ponds below Cirque Pass in foreground


Palisade Lakes

Bottom of the Cirque Pass route


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