Turned off the American Lk trail at around 11,200 and headed in to the broad basin to the E of Hayden. Then up the E ridge of Hayden and along the Ridge to the top. Descended to the top of the same Basin and then headed S into the next basin (E of Electric Pass Pk), and from there made my way to American Lk. Excellent day.
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