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.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."