I hiked this one a lot with my grandparents when I was growing up. Usually we'd traverse from Echo Peak, sometimes from the Echo Chalet. My favourite descent was down the loose gullies just west of the cliffs. Great place to be a kid!
Route Climbed: From Echo Peak and down Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: March 22, 2003
Snowshoed from Johnson Pass Rd to Echo Lakes and Echo Peak then down the ridge to Flagpile Peak. By the time I was at Flagpole, the day was spent, the weather was changing for the worse and the wind was nearly blowing me away. This led to a more challenging night time descent via the Southeast Ridge than I had expected.
"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