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Microscope Peak from Griswold Pass # 18772

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Date: 2019.08.07
Vantage Point: From Griswold Pass, looking north

Caption: Microscope Peak is the high point at center, with Microscope SE1 to the right at the end of the ridge. The peak at the left end of the ridge is a subpeak of Duane Peak.

PhotoDescr: Taken on the fourth day of a 6 day trip to the Slim Creek Headwaters area. Microscope Peak was the name we gave this unmarked peak, as it sits directly across from the large glacier draining between Meson and Baryon (the Subatomic Glacier) and thus has a good view in that direction. We had intended to summit it, but ran out of time and settled for the lower subpeak (Microscope SE1) instead. While this side is mostly steep talus, the other side of the ridge drops only a short distance to a broad, high plateau.

The lake in the foreground is one of many at Griswold Pass. Note also the vague trimline part way up the slope, indicating at some point the Subatomic Glacier occupied the vast majority of the pass.

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