Started at Diamond Lake and made a loop from Cliff Lake - up the northeast gully to the saddle, up the northeast ridge to the summit, then along the Stateline trail to the Torino Peak trail and back down to the truck. The northeast ridge is a fun little climb - especially with unconsolidated snow and a couple of goofy dogs. Gotta hand it to them though, the dogs led the whole way up through the cliff bands on the ridge and it is quite steep. This route is definitely a fun way to spice up a trip to this beautiful area!
Dry Creek saddle route. Continued on and did Binocular Peak as well. Hollered at one bow hunter who was looking the other way. Wanted to make sure he didn't wheel around and put an arrow in my backside.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe