This was the fourth peak of the day. No views.
Climbed with Macomb, South Dix and East Dix via the Dix Trail from the Elk Lake Lodge. Traversed over from South Dix across the Hogback to Hough's windy summit. Instead of backtracking, we descended via the herd path along through Lillian Brook.
Had a hard time finding the herd path from Dix, but we used the GPS and eventually bushwhacked our way to the summit. Snowy and steep up top with loose snow that we used crampons for. #33/46. : )
Descended the Beckhorn ridge to Hough. Descent trail, would rather go down it than up. The Lillian Brook escape route has been cleared of blowdown, it's open and recognizable behind the Hough col. You can also go up this as an alternate access to the Dix Range. Perfect weather, perfect day. Contrary to the description, there are good views from the summit.
Did East and South Dix then Hough solo, great hike!
2 out of 5!!
I've been over this peak in the warm months several times. In the winter once, so far. We summited at sunset and bushwhacked down to the trail (west) in the dark. It was a great adventure.
Learned how to say it correctly. Makes a difference.
Started getting dark on the hough pough col. Made the beckhorn then descended via the yellow trail.
Unmarked,unmaintained,but a easy trail to follow. Warm,slight breeze, great view of the slide and blow down.