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Some views from Joe Mills Mountain


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#1 mathguy

 
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

OK, too long without any new photos being posted, so here are a few to stir the pot.  These were taken last summer from Joe Mills Mountain.  The sky was a bit overcast that day, and my photographic skills aren't exactly top notch, but Joe Mills is a nice destination for a half-day hike if you don't mind a little bushwhacking.

 

Two Rivers Lake (left) and Lake Helene (right) with Flattop in the background (and if I'm not mistaken Hallett is just peeking over the top).

 

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Notchtop Spire and Notchtop (I really like the waterfall in the lower left-hand corner of the photo).

 

 

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And looking off to the North (I think the Tombstone ridge is in the background and the Mummys

are off in the hazy distance).

 

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#2 AlexanderDelarge655321

 
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:14 PM

Awesome. 


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:56 PM

Nice pictures - never thought of doing that hike before but now I will definitely consider it.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

Nice views from up there. The scope of the burn up toward Tombstone Ridge is better defined here than I've seen.

 

Did you bushwhack up from the trail to Lake Helene? HPH


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:28 PM

Nice views from up there. The scope of the burn up toward Tombstone Ridge is better defined here than I've seen.

 

Did you bushwhack up from the trail to Lake Helene? HPH

 

I just followed the route suggested in Lisa Foster's book.  Start up the Flattop Mountain trail, turn off at the Odessa-Fern Lake

junction, and continue to the Sourdough campsite (which is just a short bit before Lake Helene).  Foster says to go through

the campsite (quietly) and look for a faint path that leads to the south slope of Joe Mills, but the only faint path I found led to the campsite privy!  So I just bushwhacked north and eventually scrambled up a boulder strewn slope to the summit.  Here's

a picture to give some idea of the terrain on the way up (only John would like this!).

 

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 09:05 PM

Wow stunning photographs! Looks like a fun trip :)


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:11 PM

Really enjoyed seeing this.  Don't think I have seen any postings from this view.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

Wow - truly amazing shots! What camera are you using?


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:54 AM

Wow - truly amazing shots! What camera are you using?

 

Nothing fancy (since I can't handle fancy): Nikon Coolpix S7000


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:52 PM

Jaw dropping scenery. I'd love to visit that location one day, are you allowed to camp there?


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