I really just remember the name, and my buddy said it was a long horrible day in the rain.
Long day but easy route. Great views but mosquitos were the worst I have encountered in the rockies. But they seem to be bad all over this year.
Remembered the fantastic view from a few years ago, so I brought a friend this time! The 360 degree view can't be beat. I think they've added more equipment at the top than I remember the last time. The windmill power fans unfortunately create a lot of noise on the summit.
Great views from the top but my gosh is it a long slog! Just a very long walk through the trees, and then a very long walk up scree to the summit weather station. If you want a nice view on an very easy non-technical peak this is an option, but there are many quality easy scrambles that are far shorter and afford views just as grand in the area.
Solo ascent -- tremendous view. Still plenty of snow up top.
Nice hike. Lots of vertical. Probably good views but it was very smoky and I couldnt see much.
My wife road her horse up this trail to Bourgeau Lake. They grazed, read and napped while awaiting my return from the summit. This is a good one for a family summer adventure, due to the different stages you can set up base if you will. It is still a 5000’ ascent, so not everyone would be up for the full route. Cheers!