Vivid colors of red and gold surrounded us all the way
Climb to the summit was easy - straight up the face on heather from the Howard-Mastiff saddle. Got tempted into Cl 3/4 terrain on the E side of the SE ridge on the way down before coming to our senses and crossing the narrows on the rugged but doable top of the ridge. Full TR on the blog
Grabbed it on the way out from Howard
Pretty easy scramble with great views at the top. Very beautiful day, lots of sunshine!
Two bagger with Howard . Easy scramble with goat at summit.
It looked like we were going to get Mastiff easily until we hit a corniced, highly avalanched semi-knife ridge. Then the opportunity slammed it's door on us. At least for a week or two that is...
Did 3 summits with Gimp and had a great but tiring day
We did Howard and then went out via Mastiff.
Bryan and I started at the Snowy Creek trail head at 8am. We found that a huge pile of avalanche debris had annihilated parts of the trail between 4600 and 5000 feet. We started with the summit of Rock Mountain and then worked our way over to Howard and Mastiff. We took twenty minute breaks on each summit and spent the rest of the day moving. We got back to the car at 8:30pm