Camped at Carlton Lake, left the lake about 4:30am to catch the sunrise! Amazing views!
Great hike but wear good shoes, bring your moleskin. My toenails turned Black from hitting the front of my boots on the descent.
Hiked in on the main trail to Carlton lake then scrambled up the north side. Busy trail. Will have to try a Sweeny to Lolo peak traverse this winter!
A couple friends of mine had never been up there so we decided to go. Really beautiful this time of year but also really hot. Came up the east ridge this time, which was new for me. The summit was so nice we could have just napped up there for hours! Then we had an epic time with lots of laughs boot skiing down the NE face!
Took the Mill Creek trailhead up to Lantern Ridge starting at 9pm (after work). Met up with two buddies already on the mountain and made camp at about 6000ft.
Left later than intended at about 10am and made our way up the ridge to the northern peak. Did not get to go to the south peak, though I will be back I'm sure.
Awesome hike. We saw a total of six people the entire day - three trail crew memebers on our way up, and three swimmers heading for a late evening dip at Carlton Lake on our way back to the trailhead. It was a real treat to have this area all to ourselves! Spectacular summit views - I was especially impressed by the beautiful lake basin east of the summit.
This was a great day on a sweet mountain! I'll be back to this one..
Went up in June not really planning on going all the way, just wanted to see how far I could get over the waist deep snow. Made pretty good time and had fairly easy walk up. Soft snow on the way back down was a bit of a challange.
2nd time on summit. This time we went the rest of the way to the south (true) summit.
Nice on the way up but we were chased off by a thunderstorm. Luckily, we reached summit just in time to enjoy the views before it hit us. By the time we got back to the trail, it was sunny again.
Sunny when we left, snowstorm on the top, sunny by the time we got back.
This was my first successful attempt. Have been back several times since. Always an enjoyable experience.
I've hiked this peak several times with each one being unique and memorable. One such time left rmick and myself atop the summit at early morn. napping in the warm sunlight. A classic for any hiker/climber in the Missoula area.
After a moonlit ascent. I took one of the greatest nap's of my life on the way down. Was a weee bit late for work.
14aug10 - Hit this summit again before following the connecting ridge to Sweeney Peak. The ridge is no cake walk, but it's a great climb for anyone willing to put out the effort.
26jun09 - can't remember how many times I've climbed this peak - funny that I never signed the Climbers' Log.
This time there was plenty of snow which forced Class 3 climbing on the exposed rock on Lolo-North's east ridge. To make things more interesting I climbed Point 8694 on the way to both Lolo summits.
Topped out on Lolo before heading south and completing the ridge traverse to Sweeney Peak. Still enough snow for some skiers to be out.
Spur of the moment run/scramble up and down on a beautiful fall day!
Cloudy day playing in the snow, coud have touched the top but turned back 1/4 from it... (Don't do that).
We found a lost dog on the ridge. He was in better shape then us for the hike out.