Phipps Pass

July, 2005


This was going to be the Desolation Super-Mondo Epic of the season, but Expedition Forces came under heavy predation by mosquitos. With air temperature, humidity and casualties all running high, and type O Positive plasma in short supply, the Expedition was obliged to retreat, taking an unplanned emergency route out.





La Route




Afternoon at Crag Lake




Late afternoon at Crag Lake





Evening at Crag Lake




Craggy cliffs above Crag Lake





Morning at Lake Genevieve





Mt. Tallac (left), Lower Velma Lake





Lower and Middle Velma Lakes





Middle Velma Lake





Middle Velma, a corner of Upper Velma, Dicks Pass', Dick's Peak





Rockbound Pass (left)





Bug on pack