Love the view!!!!!!
And again, had the whole summit to myself. :) Actually, after passing Elizabeth Lake, I had not seen a single soul the whole day until coming back down.
Went up via the West Ridge somehow (was following the used trail south of Elizabeth Lake and went up the pass and the saddle and eventually the west ridge...) Descent from the north slope.
The rocks on this slope were loose--even many of the big car-sized ones. I've had much better scrambles. Descended the south slope and that was only a little better. I went for the NE slope of Rafferty next, and thought that was significantly more fun (with better views too). The beginning of Rafferty's NE slope has some short class 3 options on solid slabs with big cracks and ledges. These slabs are easy and unexposed. You'll find them on climber's left, near the edge of the east ridge.
getting back and forth from the Meadows to Vogelsang.
via Elizabeth Lake Trail