Camped at Picture Lake and went up the "secret couloir" southwest of the peak. What an awesome route! (Except for the bushwack between Lucifer and Picture Lakes!)
Hiked in from Mission through Lucifer Lake. Swarmed by mosquitoes, expected grizzlies everywhere (saw none), swarmed by millions of lady bugs at the summit (very interesting), expected to see grizzlies eating lady bugs, went home. Long, long, long hike. Ten hours?
Good weather both times. Fairly long day of hiking from the Mission Dam trailhead. Started up from the trailhead around 6:30 a.m. and reached the top by 1 p.m. or so. Enjoyed a few hours on the summit before heading down. Got back to the car by 7 p.m.