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Peter Sinks, 24 August, 2018

Trip Summary:

  • Six participants: Catherine (leader), Rebecca, Jane, Dave W., Dave P. and Gordon
  • Drove 29 miles to the Beaver Junction Picnic Winter Trailhead
  • Started hiking about 8:50 and followed the seldom-traveled "official" trail section in lower Stump Hollow on the way up (see map).
  • Lunch overlooking Peter SInks 11:30 - 12:00, back at the trailhead at 3:10 and Logan at 3:50
  • Sunny skies, pleasant temperatures and calm winds
  • Hiked 10.2 miles with 1700 feet of ascent and descent

Thanks to Dave P. and Jane for photos and Dave W. for photos and the GPS data.

Lunch overlooking Peter Sinks
A cairn near the edge of Peter Sinks
Descending into Peter Sinks
Inspecting a sinkhole Ice crystals!
An "inverted treeline" at the sink, with stunted krumholz below and trees above Green gentian plants in the sink (past bloom)
The decorated Christmas tree we saw in February was still there

A bicycle jump along the trail It is 5 miles from US-89 to Peter Sinks via Stump Hollow
Our GPS track shows about 10.2 miles and 1700 feet of ascent and descent

You can look at our route using: Google Earth, the various map and aerial views of Google Maps or download our GPS file.