Made this a lot more difficult and private by going in mid July, long before melt-out and hikers. Had all of Hole-in-the-Wall and Boulder Pass to myself after kicking steps in dangerous snow patches along the trail and then all the way to Boulder Peak summit. Pocket Lake was 98% snow still, and I hoped for icebergs in my picture. Beautiful views all around and an area no fan of the park should fail to visit.
Climbed with Vern on our Brown Pass Peaks trip. Hiked from Brown Pass campground on a rest day after climbing the Guardhouse the first day. Since the day was young, we then headed to Custer Peak before returning to find our tent crushed by a griz!