1/12/2010 On skis via Norway Flats Road and Big Elk Lake. Very nice warm but cloudy day. Booted the last 700'. Saw the most gorgeous sunset ever on the drive home.
3/8/2009 With Rob R. on skis. Started out on the Norway Flats Road shortly before 9. Rob made a comment that he thought we'd have to put on skins at the very start. This comment made him realize that he'd actually forgotten his skins. Whoops! We weren't sure we'd be able to make it, but we got to about 10520 with out skins and booted the rest of the way to the summit.
We took Norway Flats Road to road 917 which we took to its end and then we tracked a path across Hourglass Lake and Big Elk Lake and headed for the saddle between 10931 and Cone and ascended Cone's SW ridge. It took 6 hours up and 3 back to the car and was 19 miles round trip.
8/11/2001 Started at the Smith and Morehouse TH. Did a loop hike going up the trail along Smith and Morehouse Creek and down Erickson Creek. Went over Cone, 10931, and the 10600 bump WNW of 10931.
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