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Trio Creek Spires From Southwest # 3909

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Date: 2003.06.15
Vantage Point: From South Side of Peak 6400

Caption: The southwest side of Trio Creek Spires at sundown.

PhotoDescr: The purpose of this trip was to do something involving one of the summits between Trio and Doctors Creeks, but with the 34 degree heat, the relentless bushwhacking, the abundant pollen (allergies round two!) and the none-too-spectacular looking rock, it soon degraded into a trundling contest down the dirt gully between Peaks 6400 and 6280. I declared myself the winner when I managed to lodge a large boulder between two alder sapplings and then pile up more rocks until the force against the wiry bows gave way into a cavalcade of destruction rushing to the valley below. Harmless? The smell of sparks raised by colliding rocks always makes me think I am committing some heinous act against the mountain!

The light of sundown really brought out the four distinct summits of this beast and the really mixed quality of the rock. It would appear that the only cracks available for protection are the ones formed when a section of the mountain falls off! Rock in the lower left portions looks a lot like the red volcanic stuff abundant in the Cheam Range.

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