Pictures of Mt Winchell

(Copyright © 2012 Piero Scaruffi)
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Highlights


From start to end

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The trailhead

The trailhead

Rainbow

Rainbow


The Palisades

The lodge

The picnic area

Junction with the lower trail


Rapids

Lots of trails join before the switchbacks and the rapids

The rapids coming down from Lake 1

Deer


Lake 1

Lake 1

Lake 1

Lake 1


The Palisades visible at the top

Lake 2

Lake 2

Lake 2


Lake 2

North Palisade, Thunderbolt and WInchell from Lake 2

Temple Crag


Squirrel

Squirrel

Lake 2

Rocks



Lake 2

Lake 2

Towards lake 3

Lake 3


Lake 3

Lake 3

Lake 3

Lake 3


Lake 3

Lake 3

Lake 3


Lake 3

Lake 3

The Palisades sticking out from the top


Lake 3 panorama


Lake 3

Deer by Lake 3

Deer by Lake 3 (inverted reality)

Lake 3


Lake 3

Lake 3

Lake 3


Turnoff to the glacier

Turnoff to the glacier

The trail stays to the left of this mountain

North Palisade from the trail before the meadow


North Palisade visible at the top center

The Palisades stick out above the ridge

The turnoff to Glacier Trail

Towards the meadow


Beginning of Glacier Trail

Mt Gayley to the right

The meadow

The wall at the end of the meadow


Sam Mack Meadow

Sam Mack Meadow

Sam Mack Meadow

Sam Mack Meadow



The meadow

The meadow

The meadow (inverted reality)

The meadow (inverted reality)

There are two ways to reach Mt Winchell from Sam Mack Meadow: the classical (longer) route to the east and the direct (shorter) route.

Going up the longer route from the meadow



The three lakes

Mt Gayley and Sill


The three lakes

North Palisade and Thunderbolt

mt Gayley

Winchell and Agassiz


The seven lakes basin


Up towards the glacier

Up towards the glacier

Up towards the glacier


Gayley

Sill


Panoramic view of the Palisades (click to enlarge)


The glacier on a very dry year

The seven-lake basin

The seven-lake basin

The three lakes


The route to Glacier Notch

North Palisade and Thunderbolt

Winchell and Agassiz


Third lake

North Palisade

Thunderbolt

Winchell and Agassiz


Gayley and Sill

Glacier Notch

Winchell

Gayley


Sill

Sill

Winchell and Agassiz

Gayley


Sill

The glacier

Winchell

Winchell


Between North Palisade and Thunderbolt

North Palisade

Thunderbolt

Climbing up Winchell


Agassiz

North Palisade and Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt

North Palisade


Gayley

Where we came from

View all the way to the White Mountains

Going up the direct route from the meadow


The shortcut from the meadow to the glacier (click to see the route)

The correct notch is the one in the middle

The route goes through the diagonal chute to the right of this snow patch

The route goes to the right of the snow patch


The meadow

The meadow

Towards the glacier

Towards the glacier


Towards the glacier

The meadow

Thunderbolt in the back

Towards the glacier


The meadow from the notch

First view of Mt Winchell going up to the notch

The meadow from the notch

The meadow from the notch


Looking back

North Palisade and Thunderbolt

Towards the glacier

Towards the glacier


Trapezoilad lake

Towards the glacier

Towards the glacier

Towards the glacier


Glacier Notch

Glacier Notch

Glacier Notch and Mt Sill


Entering the glacier: Panorama of the Palisades from Polemonium to Thunderbolt


Mt Winchell behind the ridge

Polemonium?

Starlight and in the distance North Palisade

Thunderbolt


The trapezoidal lake

Oblong Lake

Entering the glacier: Thunderbolt Peak


Mt Winchell's northeast face

Mt Winchell's northeast face (the very visible chute is not the right one)

The oblong lake

Whichever way you came...



The two chutes and the correct one is the one to the right

The Big Pine valley, Temple Crag and Mt Gayley

Mt Gayley

Gayley, Glacier Notch and Sill


Up the chute

Up the chute

Up the chute

End of the chute, go left


Traversing the summit chute (the summit is on the left)

Very last scramble

The top


At the top (summit register very visible)

Barrett Lakes

Dusy Basin


Barrett Lakes, THunderbolt Pass, Dusy Basin


Dusy Basin

View northwest (Mt Darwin?)

Mt Agassiz


The oblong lake (right) and another lake further up (left)

Oblong lake, Trapezoidal lake, Lake 3 and Lake 2

The summit chute

The Sierra to the south


Gayley and Sill

Gayley, Sill and North Palisade

The chute from the top

Mt Agassiz and north


View west towards the Great Western Divide


North Palisade

Owens Valley

View from Mt Winchell (video)


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(Copyright © 2012 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me