Climbed Flattop, Ptarmigan, Notchtop, Knobtop, and Gabletop. Due to weather, we decided to descend down Tourmaline Gorge. Bit of a scramble getting down with loose footing, but we made our way through the brush and hit Odessa Lake before the rain came down. Made our way back to Bear Lake Trail Head. Great outing!
Flattop, Ptarmigan, Notchtop, Knobtop, Gabletop all on a cloudy morning with my friend Jesse Sumrak.. Left Bear Lake trailhead at 5:00 a.m. The sunrise was stunning. There was no wind but lots of overcast. We descended down Tourmaline Gorge. We used the big chute that is just west of Gabletop. Near Tourmaline Lake we climbed the little ridge just south of the lake and traversed over to the other small drainage in the gorge. Eventually we found some cairns but they were not that helpful. Popped out on the west side of Odessa Lake and made our way back to the trail and to Bear Lake. The rain started coming down while we were at Odessa around 9: 30/10:00. It rained the whole way back to Bear Lake. We were soaked.
This was the last peak of the day. We did a traverse starting from Bear Lake down Tourmaline Gorge to Odessa Lake and then to Fern Lake trailhead.
First of 4 from Odessa Lake. Fun tundra tramp up high!
Spent a long day mostly hiking. Went up to Bighorn Flats and crested Knobtop, Flattop and Gable. Ptarmigan looked inviting but too far away. Windy day but not that cold.
Second time from Notchtop. Total ascents = 2.
Last summit of the day