Cut through the trees (which was a mistake) from Herman Gulch and postholed our way above treeline. If nothing else, the variation was a good workout. Great views from the summit. Hiked w/MJP on her b-day.
Wasn't sure to hike over this first or go hit Parnassius & Bard first. Glad I left this little 'hill' for last. makes for a nice loop coming back from its higher neighbors. Snow was pretty crappy (soft, greasy and grapple) but at least I had previous tracks to follow in.