Fantastic view of Russell from the summit. Tagged both as a dayhike with Joe Dawson.
Consolation to Russell...
Camped at Upper Boy Scout Lake with a combined trip to Russell and Carillon by way of Russ/Carillon pass.
Day 8 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge.
5:15hr to the summit of Russell from the Portal, via the Rockwell variation, Mt. Carillon, and the East Ridge. Descended the South Face, ascended Whitney's North Face, summitting 2:15h later. Summited Muir 1h later, returned to the Portal in another 2:15h. Total time, 10:45h. Trip Report.
ScottyS and I took the tourist route to Mt. Muir, continued over to Whitney, then up the South Face of Russell, and on down Russell's East Ridge to the South Slope of Mt. Carillon, then back to the car, a 10 hour day. See our trip report.