Climbed a southeast facing couloir above Ouzel Lake with Scot then finished off the looong ridge to the summit and went over to Isolation. Aside from the couloir, pretty much the entire route was dry, some patches of snow on the trail. The bridge is out at Ouzel Falls, use the "campground trail" until its rebuilt.
With Brian Powers. Got Mahana and Isolation as an overnight. Still lots of snow above the campsite. Descent was made harder than it had to be.
Wild Basin approach, did Mahana first then over to Isolation. Amazing hike! See TR.
Camped at Ouzel Lake, where I saw two big bull moose. Headed up the east ridge, fighting lots of deadfall until I got above timberline. From there it is an easy hike all the way to the summit. Headed down via the saddle between Mahana and Isolation, which I meant to do if my knee didn't start screaming at me as I can down Mahana. Headed back to camp by passing Isolation Lake, Pipit Lake, Lark Pond and Bluebird Lake - beautiful alpine lakes all.
Hiked up this one after climbing Isolation Peak. The north and west sides are made up of gentle tundra terrain. Quite a difference when looking at it from Bluebird Lake.
Nice view of Wild basin from the summit.
Total ascents = 2.
Nice hike from the Wild Basin TH and convenient combo with Isolation Peak. Getting up to the east ridge from the Bluebird Lake Trail is a little annoying due to all of the deadfall.
Great link up with Isolation!