1st peak on a 20 mile dayhike. Followed the Skyline trail out in very smoky conditions to Ruth, then the squat and aesthetically displeasing Columbia Hill, and finally Dutch Flat Saddle South.
Rico, Ryan and I started from Anthony Lake, headed up the Lake L.O. trail to meet up with the Elkhorn Crest trail, then proceeded south to the base of the north ridge which we ascended and descended. It is about 8 miles one-way. I climbed [Cunningham-Dutch Flat] (8,525') on the way back, ascending the west ridge (30 minutes up) and descending the north ridge to meet the boys (both 14) in the saddle north of the summit.
Nice easy hike up the North Ridge. Thick fog/clouds with snow and freezing rain.
Hiked from Anthony Lake on the Elkhorn Crest Trail, then took the easy walk up the north ridge. Descended the west side for a while, but after finding the footing terrible, angled across to the ridge again before dropping down to the trail once out of the rocks. Returned through Crawfish Basin to Anthony. Great day for an approximately 18 mile hike.
I did this as part of a 4-day backpack in the Elkhorns. I had hiked into lost lake the night before and camped over a chilly night. Had a fun scramble up the ridge from south of Lost Lake Saddle. Decent views, but clouds hindered photography. I made the mistake of descending via the south ridge, and then down the loose talus and wasted a bunch of time. Went on to camp at Twin lakes the following night.