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Tyndall climb

In the middle of August 2007 I have attempted a weekend climb of Tyndall. The climb was not successful since I had to abort due to bad weather (two days of storms). Of note is the Anvil camp - a bunch of trees in the distance seen on few pictures. There are few places you can camp before Anvil camp - of interest if you are traveling with older people. The Anvil camp has plenty of good camping and should be very pleasant to stay over. About mile up the trail there is another camping spot. Beyond that you have to pass the Sheppard pass and camp by the lake. No more trees at the 12000ft. Camping by the lake is great. There are few great camping spots and lake water is clear. From the lake camp it is about 1mile to Tyndall. From the pass to another shaded by the tree camp site is about 3miles down the trail. As for the approach to the trail parking lot the road is rough. You may think that your regular car will not make it. However, with few rough spots the road is fine. At about half a dozen spots you need to be very careful - someone killed a fuel line on a rock.

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2nd part of 4 by 4 road is easy to pass
2nd part of 4 by 4 road is easy to pass
about a mile past anvil camp
about a mile past anvil camp
after a whole day of storms sun sets
after a whole day of storms sun sets
almost at the pass its above to the right of the snow
almost at the pass its above to the right of the snow
another camping spot at the lake
another camping spot at the lake
another day of rain over Tyndall
another day of rain over Tyndall
another storm in the making
another storm in the making
anvil camp and areas around it
anvil camp and areas around it
anvil camp is that group of trees about 1h away
anvil camp is that group of trees about 1h away
at the pass
at the pass
big hole to the right of the pass
big hole to the right of the pass
big horn sheep have competition
big horn sheep have competition
blooming white tea in a plastic bottle tastest great at 12000ft
blooming white tea in a plastic bottle tastest great at 12000ft
camping mile up the trail from anvil camp
camping mile up the trail from anvil camp
cooking some food
cooking some food
going past anvil camp
going past anvil camp
great camping spots at the base of Tyndall
great camping spots at the base of Tyndall
hikers parking lot
hikers parking lot
interesting rock colors
interesting rock colors
lake camping at 12000ft
lake camping at 12000ft
lake just at the Shepards pass
lake just at the Shepards pass
looking down at the other mountain range far away to the south
looking down at the other mountain range far away to the south
looking down from the pass
looking down from the pass
looks like its going to rain
looks like its going to rain
looks like more rain
looks like more rain
loose rock at the pass
loose rock at the pass
lots of camping above anvil camp
lots of camping above anvil camp
more great camping spots outside of anvil camp
more great camping spots outside of anvil camp
over the pass lake and some snow
over the pass lake and some snow
pack animals parking lot
pack animals parking lot
part way up the trail
part way up the trail
peaks in the clouds
peaks in the clouds
place to rest in anvil camp far away
place to rest in anvil camp far away
rain is almost here
rain is almost here
rain over desert
rain over desert
regular dirt road
regular dirt road
rough spots on the approch road need some planning in regular car
rough spots on the approch road need some planning in regular car
shepars pass is in front to the right of the path of snow
shepars pass is in front to the right of the path of snow
some big rocks need to be moved
some big rocks need to be moved
some places to camp
some places to camp
storm over anvil camp
storm over anvil camp
storms in the distance
storms in the distance
sun goes up again
sun goes up again
sunset after a stormy day
sunset after a stormy day
the sign is only on the way down
the sign is only on the way down
the sky is not clear
the sky is not clear
Tyndall and the lake next to the pass
Tyndall and the lake next to the pass
Tyndall from the vicinity of the shepards pass
Tyndall from the vicinity of the shepards pass
view from the trailhead 2
view from the trailhead 2
view from the trailhead
view from the trailhead
wall of rock
wall of rock

Album created on 2007-09-03 and last updated on 2007-09-03