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Lepton S2 from Mount Steve # 18687

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Date: 2019.08.05
Vantage Point: From the summit of Mount Steve, looking west

Caption: The summit of Lepton S2 is at center. The pyramid with the gentle snowy slope to its right is a subpeak of Loes, while the actual summit is a bit farther right.

PhotoDescr: Taken on the second day of a 6 day trip to the Slim Creek Headwaters. Lepton S2 (aka Mount Higgs) is almost as tall as its parent and looks quite majestic from most areas to the east, with its sprawling north side glacier. This glacier feeds the headwaters of Nichols Creek, which runs right to left at the bottom of the photo. Looking at the satellite there are a number of attractive glacial lakes inside the moraine area.

Lepton S2 can be climbed via the easy skyline to the left of the peak, although we did not climb it during our trip. We did bypass below it across the flats visible here the next day on our way to Glacier View Lake.

We were also intrigued by the big ice cliff visible near the left edge of the photo.

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