Hiked with good friends Heidi Sauerland and Adrienne Hearne on a clear, chilly October day. Encountered snow in Mica Basin, which created for some interesting post-holing over large talus as we ascended to the saddle between Big Agnes and Point 11,777. Straightforward route finding from there. Returned via a more direct, less snowy route towards Mica Lake. Good times!
Favorite mountain of 2010 Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010
Another crazy day of driving from Denver at 2am, climbing Big Agnes from Mica Basin, ogling moose, then driving back to Denver to work the next day. I liked this mountain a lot, the glaciated summit of the Sawtooth Range are spectacular.
Climbed Little Agnes and camped at Mica lake the night before. The lake is a great place to relax and fish. Ascended Big Agnes the next morning from the west up through the basin. Great views and weather.