This is the second time I’ve meant to hike Mt. Powell, and the second time I’ve ended up hiking something else instead. This time I made a wrong turn and ended up on Pt. 12709, “Corner Peak”.
Here’s the GPS track
And here’s the route I should have taken, in green:
The mixup that led to the wrong turn is kinda funny. I lost track of the trail, so I started following this couple (the only 2 people I saw all day) ahead of me. I caught up to them before too long, and asked if they were on their way up Powell, just to double check. They told me I missed the turn off, and that we were headed up Peak C. I figured instead of backtracking, I might as well just climb Peak C instead, so I thanked them and kept going. It wasn’t until I looked at the summit register that I realized they were just as lost as I was. Oh well, Mt. Powell will be there next weekend…