Peak(s):  Pagoda Mtn  -  13,497 feet
Date Posted:  07/07/2018
Date Climbed:   07/07/2018
Author:  jasayrevt
 Pagoda - Rocky Mountain National Park 13er Magnificence  

Goal: Pagoda Mtn (13,497’)

Date: July 7, 2018

Trailhead: Glacier Gorge

Approach Selected: Northwest Slopes

Participants: James Michael Sibert, Jason Sayre

Approximate Route Specs:

Distance: 13 miles

Elevation Gain: 5,600'

Class: 3

This is a great way of climbing another gem. It has an eminently beautiful trail that gets you into the Green Lake Basin beneath Spearhead. From there, high-quality mixed alpine terrain abound.

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Georgeous Sunrise!
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Wow, surreal
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Breathtaking
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Abundant Elk
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Glorious McHenry's
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Above Black Lake
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Unbelievable
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Birdseye View
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Rugged
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Simply Stunning
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James scouting
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Reaching Pass
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Longs
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Scrambling Up
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Chief's Head
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Summit!
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Register
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Descending
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Objective
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So Relaxing

Keep enjoying our Colorado Rockies outdoor mecca folks! Lots more 13er peak trip reports ahead.




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 Comments or Questions
mathguy

Nice report on a challenging hike
07/08/2018 10:23
I've been to Green Lake a couple of times and looked longingly
at Pagoda, but never quite got up the gumption to climb it. One
thing that put me off (apart from age, laziness, etc.) is that
I've heard the slope from Green Lake up to the ridge between
Pagoda and Keyboard of the Winds is something of a scree fest.
Was that your experience?

In any case Pagoda is one of the lesser visited jewels of RMNP
and I enjoyed the read and pics.


jasayrevt

Thanks
07/08/2018 11:06
Summarizing, very rewarding experience. Pleasant and slightly steep. Merely have to move methodically.


mollykay

Great Photos!
07/08/2018 22:20
Nice photos Jason! Looks like a great route!


jasayrevt

Much appreciated
07/09/2018 07:34
my good hiking friend! Classic, recommended line!


Ritzn1

Amazing Wildlife Encounter
11/20/2020 16:57
That bull elk 30 feet away is a stunning photo! I want to do this hike so bad! Definitely on my list! Thanks for sharing such amazing pics and TR.


jasayrevt

It really was
11/20/2020 17:20
At high altitude, too. I will never forget it either. He gave his glare from near us.

James and I then just slowly scooted by

You are kindly welcome



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