Epic turns up high, but a storm moved in with extremely high winds that prevented us from going to the very top. Plus we already hiked 3500 ft and we're pretty tired. There's a nice kicker on top of the first knob before you pass tree line if anyone wants to spend 3-4 hrs hiking to it. Snowpack was deep, light, and stable up high. Skiing below 5500 ft was not so good, not much snow and nasty crust layer.
This was a great climb, forests, flowers, lakes, waterfalls and sheer rock faces. The views of the Missions beyond the Seeley Swan valley are great. The sheer west face of Holland Peak make for a great backdrop to stare at from the two lakes.
An absolutely wonderful area! Climbed with a group from the Glacier Mountaineering Society on one of the hottest days of the summer. Some fun descending the steep west-facing slope in the late afternoon sun! Hot, hot, hot!