All of my previous ascents of the peak were by the SW ridge which takes you across the top of the east face. This time we went up the SE ridge all the way from the canyon bottom. It is a fun hike through the forest until you get to timberline. It is then a great ridge scramble directly up to the spectacular summit. This ridge lets you look at the east face where we saw lots of mountain goats.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)