A Romp Up & Over Garfield Peak to Dyar Rock & Applegate Peak

Where: Crater Lake NP, Cascade Range, Oregon
When: July 2008
Partners: DB & about 15 others (Garfield); Solo (Dyar Rock & Applegate)
Route: Garfield Peak Trail & Traverse
Mileage/Gain: 7/2,000
Topo: Garfield Peak

Looking across Crater Lake to The Watchman & Hillman Peak from the hike up Garfield Peak

While at Crater Lake National Park, DB and I did something we'd not done before. We took a ranger-led hike to a mountaintop. We thought it might be an excellent way to learn something about the history, geology, flora/fauna and whatnot of the park. We were right. Our rather right-leaning park ranger was informed...!

Soon reaching the summit, DB opted to hang around while I darted off for nearby Dyar Rock and Applegate Peak. While Applegate was only a hike, albeit to a tiny, exposed summit viewpoint, Dyar Rock required a short bit of class 3-4 scrambling to reach the highpoint.
Phantom Ship from Dyar Rock

Applegate Peak from Dyar Rock

Eventually gaining the third summit, I turned around and headed back to DB on Garfield Peak!