Kinsman Overnight (2017Jan14-15)


Steve, Scott, and Mike
Steve, Scott, and Mike
Approaching Kinsman Shelter
Fred's bivvy 1
Fred's bivvy 1
In the morning, sans bag and me.
Fred's Bivvy #2
Fred's Bivvy #2
Snow had hard crust, so cutting produced some decent blocks, but not enough to cover the top.
Fred' bivvy #3
Fred' bivvy #3
the Tyvek looped over the head area due to wind, creating a better cocoon.
Fred's bivvy #4
Fred's bivvy #4
The length allowed a nice pocket, but the toe area was not tall enough. Width was good.
Steve and Mike
Steve and Mike
Ready for trek to peaks
Nearing North Kinsman
Nearing North Kinsman
Steve was particularly happy.
Mike, Fred, and Scott
Mike, Fred, and Scott
Unloaded or auxpack. Getting breezy. Can’t even see Lonesome Lake due to clouds.
King Scott
King Scott
South Kinsman throne/cairn
South Kinsman
South Kinsman
Scott’s regal pose
At South Kinsman
At South Kinsman
Not too windy, but goggles useful.
Steve commanding
Steve commanding
No views, so “Let there be lifting of clouds.”
Fred's knight
Fred's knight
It was cool, but I think that’s a smile.
Mike, esq.
Mike, esq.
aka weighty pack carrier
Full throne view
Full throne view
South Kinsman’s finest
Lafayette Ridge
Lafayette Ridge
From Lonesome lake, after significant clearing