Album: Mount Gould


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Description
A dayhike up to Mount Gould from Onion Valley.
Album Date
4/25/2004 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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My GPS track. I strayed significantly from the trail on the way down. 
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GPS track data file (Delorme Topoquads) 
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Kearsarge Peak (as seen from Independence) 
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Independence Peak 
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A nice view of Independence Peak 
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University Peak's NE ridge 
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The Onion Valley Trailhead 
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Looking back down at the trailhead. 
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Onion Valley 
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Independence Peak 
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Snow starts about a quarter mile up the trail 
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Entering the John Muir Wilderness 
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Little Pothole Lake 
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4/25/2004 9:46:01 AM
Little Pothole Lake 
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University Peak 
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University Peak 
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Gilbert Lake 
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University Peak 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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University Peak (North Rib clearly visible) 
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Mount Gould (as seen from Flower Lake) 
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Water hole above Flower Lake (last source of water) 
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Heart Lake 
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Heart Lake 
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SE slope of Mount Gould 
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SE slope of Mount Gould and Kearsarge Pass 
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Looking up to Kearsarge Pass 
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University Peak 
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University Peak 
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Big Pothole Lake 
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Kearsarge Pass 
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Big Pothole Lake 
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As the saying goes: "There's always someone at Kearsarge Pass". These two skiers were the only two people I saw the whole day on the trail. 
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Big Pothole Lake 
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Kearsarge Pass 
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First peak over Kearsarge Pass. What an awesome sight! 
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Incredible view into the backcountry 
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Looking up to Gould from Kearsarge Pass (summit is not visible) 
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Looking up to Gould from Kearsarge Pass (summit is not visible) 
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One of the cross-country skiers on his way down to Big Pothole Lake. 
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The other skier on his way down from Kearsarge Pass 
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Both skiers 
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Kearsarge Lakes 
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The Kearsarge Pinnacles 
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Kearsarge Lakes 
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Kearsarge Lakes 
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Bullfrog Lake 
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Skiers next to Big Pothole Lake 
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University Peak 
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Independence Peak (as seen from Kearsarge Pass) 
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Kearsarge Lakes (left) and Bullfrog Lake (right) 
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I stayed off the rock and on the snow on the way up to Gould (at least until I ran out of snow). I don't think this really made it any easier. 
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Partway up Gould from Kearsarge Pass 
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Upper portion of Mount Gould coming into view 
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Mount Gould - actual summit is still hidden 
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From this vantage point you can see all the lakes above Onion Valley 
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Kearsarge Peak (right) 
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Golden Trout Lake 
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Kearsarge Peak 
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Kearsarge Peak and Golden Trout Lake 
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Steep snow covered slope leading down from Mount Gould to Golden Trout Lake 
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False summit on the way to the real summit 
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Mount Gould summit block 
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Mount Gould summit block (easy climb up from the rear) 
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Kearsarge Peak (right) 
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Kearsarge Peak 
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The chute that leads up to the saddle NW of Kearsarge Peak 
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University Peak (as seen from Mount Gould) 
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Independence Peak (as seen from Mount Gould) 
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Mount Gould's summit block 
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Easy climb up from the NW side 
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Mount Gould's summit register 
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False summit that you climb over on the way up to Gould's true summit 
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Flat area just NW of Mount Gould's summit 
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Mount Gould summit register 
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GPS is right on today 
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University Peak (as seen from Mount Gould) 
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Black Mountain (rear) 
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Dragon Peak (foreground) and Black Mountain (rear). Summit of Dragon Peak is to the right. 
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Looking North to Dragon Peak and beyond. The ridge in the foreground leads from Mount Gould to the summit of Dragon Peak (toward the upper right) 
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Big Pothole Lake (as seen from Mount Gould's SE slope) 
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Big Pothole Lake (as seen from Mount Gould's SE slope) 
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Big Pothole Lake (as seen from Mount Gould's SE slope) 
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Big Pothole Lake (as seen from Mount Gould) 
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University Peak (rear) 
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Fun descent in the snow 
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University Peak 
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Mount Gould's SE slope (where I descended) 
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Kearsarge Pass 
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Another fun short slope just above the waterhole above Flower Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Gilbert Lake 
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Independence Peak 
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Back to the trailhead - that was fast! 
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Independence Peak 
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Independence Peak 
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Independence Peak 
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