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We immediately started the hike towards Jonas Pass after coming down Oyster Peak. Jones Pass is less scenic compared to what we've just seen. We quickly moved over the pass without being distracted by the views. There was more elevation loss to get down to Skoki Lodge though, which was very frustrating. We took a short break at the lodge, getting ready to the slog up Skoki Mountain.

The trail is right at the back of the outhouse. It's marked and well-maintained. So make sure you find the correct trail up. We gained elevation quickly. At treeline, we could see the rest of the way: a huge scree slope... Well, at least we only had 300m more elevation to go. There's nothing to describe here. The scrambling was very boring but the view was good.

The descent was much faster due to the scree run. It didn't take us long to get back to the Lodge, where we re-filled water again. We took another necessary break, before trudge 300 vertical meters up Deception Pass.. We wanted to go visit Myosotis and Zigadenus Lakes, but we also knew we'd already missed the best sun angle. It was too late in the day... Going back via Deception Pass wasn't a bad call though, as the view was still awesome. We got our first good view of Brachiopod Mountain of the day at Deception Pass. The evening sun is the best for photographing this peak. The whole area looked a lot different than in the morning though. We took tens of photos before descending towards Ptarmigan Lake.

Another wow moment was waiting for us at Ptarmigan Lake. This time we decided to do the normal trail, and the evening light provided the best condition for photographing the reflection! It's another bonus of the already amazing day. We also watched sunset at the lakeshore.We took the last few evening shots of Mount Temple before the long descent back to car. The trail really really went on forever before joining the Temple Lodge Road. We had to take out our headlamps again for the final 4km... It was all about perseverance.

Round Trip Time: 14.5 hours including all of the stops and detours. Overall, a very satisfying day in Skoki. And Thanks Mike for accompanying. I'll sure do overnight trips in this area someday, maybe next year. Pipestone to Cyclone; Mt. Drummond is a perfect choice for a good weather long weekend. Tilted to Lychnis is another two-day, or one 16-hour-day trip.

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Me on the summit
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Me on the summit
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An outlier of Skoki Mountain
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An outlier of Skoki Mountain
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Skoki Lodge
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Skoki Lodge
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Fossil Mountain
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Fossil Mountain
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Merlin Lake & Ridge
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Merlin Lake & Ridge
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Molar Mountain on right
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Molar Mountain on right
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Cyclone Mountain
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Cyclone Mountain
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Red Deer Lake & Pipestone Mountain
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Red Deer Lake & Pipestone Mountain
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Red Deer Lake
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Red Deer Lake
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Tilted & Lychnis
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Tilted & Lychnis
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Redoubt
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Redoubt
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Myosotis & Zigadenus Lakes
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Myosotis & Zigadenus Lakes
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Mount Douglas
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Mount Douglas
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Cyclone Mountain
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Red Deer River Valley
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Red Deer River Valley
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Douglas & St. Bride
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Douglas & St. Bride
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Descending
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Back to Skoki Lodge
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Back to Skoki Lodge
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Skoki Mountain
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Skoki Mountain
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Myosotis & Zigadenus Lakes
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Myosotis & Zigadenus Lakes
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Fossil Mountain
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Fossil Mountain
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Brachiopod Mountain
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Brachiopod Mountain
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Redoubt Mountain
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Redoubt Mountain
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Mount Lychnis
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Mount Lychnis
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Heather Ridge & Ptarmigan Lake
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Heather Ridge & Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Redoubt Mtn & Ptarmigan Lake
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Redoubt Mtn & Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Douglas & St. Bride and Ptarmigan Lake
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Douglas & St. Bride and Ptarmigan La…
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Ptarmigan Lake
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Mount Temple
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Mount Temple
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