4/8/07 - Spring slog up the northwest ridge from Horn Creek TH. Nasty wind & blowing snow above treeline. Zero views from summit.
2/5/17 - Winter ascent of northwest ridge from just shy of the Horn Creek TH. Nasty wind up high, 50+ mph. At least there were good views this time, though I could barely brace myself well enough to take photos from the summit!
Man! That ridge felt really long. The forecast was for cloudy and 10-15 mph winds. I was hoping that would keep the snow firm enough so I wouldn't be in post-hole hell. Well, the forecast was wrong. Very sunny and much windier. Great! Still a pretty nice day.
From Horn Creek TH where we camped, perfect, long day, lovely views.
Northeast Ridge from the Horn Creek trailhead, hike about 3 miles down the Rainbow Trail to Macey Lakes trail, cross Macey Creek and then bushwhack up the NE ridge to treeline. About 12 1/2 mile RT, but all the elevation gain is in the last 3 miles so it is a steep one!