Capitol Peak

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Capitol from the trailhead
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Are cows allowed in wilderness?
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The view from the Capitol Ditch trail
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Still hiking...
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King's crown
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Near the lake
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Columbine
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Wildflower garden
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Columbine
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RCR
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Paintbrush
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Capitol Peak
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More wildflowers
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Parry primrose
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After 3 hours, we arrived at the Capitol Lake campsites
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Capitol from our camp
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The wildflowers around Capitol Lake are some of the best I have ever seen
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Capitol Lake and the NW Buttress of Capitol Peak
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Sky pilot
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Our original objective, the NW buttress. The second pitch was wet from snowmelt and recent rain, causing us to rethink our plans
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Capitol Lake from Capitol Pass
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Lots of fish, good sized...hard to catch
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Sunset on Capitol
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Up early, to climb Capitol via the NE Ridge
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RCR
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More flowers
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Climbing to the Daly-K2 saddle
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We decided not to do the standard route, but a variation that followed the ridge the whole way from the saddle
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Starting the ridge
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Beckie climbing the ridge between Mt. Daly (background) and K2