Mount Skylight Hike

Carol Gates and Julia Goren on the summit of Mount Skylight. photo courtesy Carol Gates.

ABS’ers Julia Goren and Carol Gates had a great hike to Mount Skylight on June 16th. They started the hike at 7:30 am and arrived at the summit about 12:30 pm.  They got back to the parking lot at 7:30 pm – it was an 18 mile round trip to almost 5,000 ft (4,926)!  They were looking for rare alpine species,including this one, Mountain Sandwort, Minuartia groenlandica. 

Mountain Sandwort. photo courtesy Carol Gates

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