Heading Towards Aasgard Pass
I suppose we were a bit off route, as we headed up the boulders and scree earlier than we probably should have. We cut off from the lake early and actually started heading up more towards Dragontail. We quickly realized our mistake, and then made an uncomplicated ascending traverse to the standard route up to the pass.
We aimed straight ahead towards the bottom of the long bank of trees that make there way up towards the pass, with the aim of staying to the left of those trees. We had been told the route closer and to the right involved more difficult scrambling/climbing.
Alpine Lakes Wilderness - North Cascades
August 31, 2016