A long hike to a great remote summit! Luckily I had the three days to do it, and that was great. Spent two nights at Blodgett Lake, which is incredibly gorgeous! On the middle day, after the clouds broke away in the morning, we (me and the dogs) climbed the peak. Starting from the lake, we had to drop down the trail maybe 400 feet or so before starting up the southeast face. The first part of the hike was up a green ledge that separated 2 sections of slab rock. Then we just continued to traverse kind of diagonally up the face towards the same break in the ridge near the top just west of the summit. Pretty decent walking the whole route, and many little springs and seeps to cool off along the way. Awesome summit! A really good centralized view of the Bitterroots! Saw some goats, too, and that sure seems like a sign that all is well!
Climbed this summit with a friend in one day from the trialhead. We did have the good sense to set up a camp for a good night's rest before hiking out the next morning. Making it a 3-day outing makes a lot more sense -- especially for us old guys!