Goose Creek Road Peaks

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Two easy wanders off Goose Creek Road just north of Brundage.

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This peak is just south of Goose Creek Reservoir. You get there by turning at the Goose Creek campground and following the road past that to a saddle.

But you can see it from the 'overlook' just past Brundage. Note the open forest and grassy slopes.

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Open forest and grassy slopes.

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It's a big flat summit with nice views: Granite on the left, Goose Creek Reservoir, and Slab Butte sticking up on the right.

On the return, I did a bit of a loop just to see the country. It's easy, any way you choose.

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I call this peak Corral Peak, because it sits above named Corral Lake. Park at the pass just north of the Granite Mountain trailhead.

Julie and I had started on this last year, but got caught in some horrendous downdrafts from an approaching storm. We wisely turned around. But I had learned that you do not want to do a flat traverse. Head up hill immediately. I found a 4WD path to follow.

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After a bit of that, I found cairns. And sort of a trail in places. If the grass is taller, it might be hard to follow.

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But it leads eventually to Corral Lake.

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Go around the east side of the lake. After some deadfall, the ridge above is fairly clear. There's Corral Lake, with Granite in the background.

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The summit is treed, so photos are a challenge. But between the trees, there is lots to look at. I took this picture by hiking down the ridge a ways.

This is looking west down Hazard Creek. You can probably tell it's a pretty steep (and long) drop down to the creek from here.

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