|Sitting on top of Angel Peak. The top of Van Patten|
Butte is just visible off Ginger's knees.
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Rick convinced me that today would be better spent hiking and climbing to the top of Angel Peak in the Anthony Lakes basin rather than working on sermon and worship preparation for Sunday, and....he was right! A glorious hike and time spent atop the highest peak in the Anthony area.
Left Baker City around 8:30 and on the trail by 9:30! We start at the Elkhorn Crest Trailhead parking area on the east side of the campground. Steady climb up past Black Lake and around the flank of Gunsight Mountain to the beautiful valley hidden from
|Valley on south side of Anthony basin ridge.|
|The green highway to the top!|
We spend nearly an hour on the peak. I take a panorama picture, Rick explores an adjacent rock pinnacle (he had to do a little rock climbing for it!) and we eat!
|Rick atop a rock outcropping.|
|360 Pano from top of Angel.|
|Basin filled with gentians between Angel and Lees Peaks.|