Camped at Hidden Lake. Went south to chute in the E/W ridge which I call 'dinosaur poop gap' because of the big pile of pillow basalt in the middle. Then went up a chute in the N/S ridge. Once on that ridge it is a relaxing stroll south to the summit. It was about a 6 hour round trip from camp. Did it with my bros Mike and Pat as well as friend Craig.
Hiked directly up from the SW corner of the lake and got around to the south side of the SW ridge on the north edge of the hanging basin that is below the SW face. Headed for the summit, then crossed over onto the NW bench before going straight up the slope to the top. Fantastic mountain with multiple lakes and ponds and tremendous views.
"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