Route Climbed: Lake Caroline Trail / West Ridge Date Climbed: September 27, 2003
Reached summit at 3:50. Would have been a perfect day were it not for smoke from a fire in the Ingall's Creek area. When we reached the summit, the view of Stuart, Colchuck, & the Enchantments area was completely obscured by smoke. Other than that, the weather was perfect.
Had to hike the last bit from Little 8 Mile in pitch darkness...bad timing on our part.
Route Climbed: West Ridge/North Slope Date Climbed: September 2001
A 2 day trip. Hiked in Saterday, camped at Little Lake Caroline. Climbed to the summit on Sun. The route is a spectacular ridge hike all the way from Windy Pass to the col below the summit formation. We traversed the north face on steep loose rock all the way to the last gully adjacent to the north ridge, and ascended this gully to the summit. A better high camp would be in the basin just below Windy Pass. A small stream would provide water here.