amazing hike- the lakes at the basin are amazing and I would love to go back and camp overnight here. Hiking in one day was a long one, but doable. 2 miles of off trail route finding from the trail to the summit - nice social/animal trails to follow.
Summited out of Hilgard basin. Super fun and amazing views; could see all the way to the Tetons despite the smoke.
Climbed Echo the day after Imp Peak. The weather was absolutely perfect. Another beautiful Madisons summit!
Went up via NE face and E ridge, then traversed to Dutchman and ultimately to Hilgard.
Climbed echo via the couloir on the east face. Certainly a thrill. My partner glissaded back down the couloir but I was too timid, and descended via the north ridge. A great mountain.
Took my family up into the basin - it is absolutely georgeous! (and very popular! - lots of horses.) The hike up Echo is fun and easy- I love it when you can see the whole route laid out before you. A little too smoky to see the Tetons on this day.