nice hike dodging some smoky skies from OR wildfires. Amazing views from this setting. Couldn't help but notice all the braided trails and human traces; this area could use a little TLC - tread lightly!
Thanksgiving Morning Loop Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012
I started from Castle Lake and headed to Heart Lake. From there, I opted to make a loop hike of Castle Peak, by heading west/northwest to gain the ridge, south to the summit, and then east back down to near Heart Lake. Snow depth was 6 to 12 inches up high, but patchy to nonexistent down near Castle Lake on a warm, sunny day with great views.