Thought I would take a quick fall hike up a trail to an easy peak. By the time I got to Lake Christine I was in fresh snow and clouds. Instead of taking out my map and compass and orienting myself I plunged straight ahead. After a steep snow climb without an ice axe to a saddle I found myself between two snow covered, rocky peaks (peaks 5528 and 5480 east of Beljica). I thought, "Beljica doesn't have two peaks." Got my map out and figured out where I was, backtracked to the lake and up the easy southeast slope of Beljica. Went back later on the trail in summer. Much better.
Did this and then poked around the Glacier View Wilderness HP.
A combination of easy access, high-clearance vehicle, and a previously unvisited peak made this a no-brainer for me.
Labor day weekend 1999 with Rosa and Nini.
Beljica = Burgon, Elizabeth, Lucy, Jessie, Isabel, Clara, and Alex
Beljica Trip Report
Road up to the trail was very rough. The hike though was easy. The views were great and the effort was very little. Now I know why parents take their children here. That being said use caution on the true summit. The dropoff here goes A LONG WAY!!