Route Climbed: West to East Ridge traverse Date Climbed: July 24, 2004
Hit trailhead solo at 6am, cut out to west ridge from Jewel Lake and summited at 9:30. Then descended east ridge summit block and traversed ridgeline to saddle east of pine creek lake and then dropped down to tbe lake at noon. After the ridgeline turns north after going east it becomes rather technical and somewhat loose depending on your route. Ridge is actually quite solid but if you drop off either east or west it can become quite loose. Back at the car by 2pm.
After mid-july this route can easily be done in running shoes and a some water/food, no axe needed. GO LIGHT.