Upon descending the loose crap east chute of Irvine, tagging Candlelight just made sense. It stopped snowing before we summitted though. Fun scree glissade down to Grass Lake.
We set out to climb Mt Irvine early in the morning. We knew there would be snow but didn't anticipate as much as we ran into. As we got to Grass Lake we decided bagging Candlelight Peak was a better idea timewise.
An excellent trip with a beautiful view of the area _especially_ Mt Whitney.
We were intending to summit Lone Pine but got way off route out of Meysan Lakes so we followed some use trails up to the chute and climbed Candlelight Peak instead!
First time in 2006, then four times since. Postcard views of the Whitney Zone.
Climb up from the Meysan Canyon trail.
Fun route on initial slabs
With Laura and Sean. Great weather, fun scrambling, good company. Descended the backside via Meysan Lake trail.