This summit is a real gem on a clear fall-like a when there is color on the berry bushes. Thankfully Zephyrus and I were on this mountain on that type of day.
The guide book goes on and on about what a terrible trail this is. Nothing could be further from the truth. Don't know what they were thinking.
With my dog Luna after doing Sunrise. Hot day. Luna enjoyed the remaining snow patches and either ate most of them or rolled and laid in the rest. Did the side trip down to the lake (which she drank half of). Nice views of Glacier Peak, Sloan, the Monte Cristo group down to Daniel and out to Stuart. A bit hazy out west from the fires though. And somebody please tell the drivers on Hwy 2 that it is ok to go more than 10 miles under the flipping speed limit. What is the deal?
Just the best weather and morning one could want. Went to the top, then the lake area to get a picture of the lake.
An easy "2fer" along with Sunrise.
Excellent views made up for the disappointment of Sunrise Mountain earlier. Dunno if I believe the mileage as I bagged both summits, with picture breaks, and spent time BS'ing with a bunch of people and still did the whole thing in well under four hours. The TH doesn't really meet the criteria for a TH that requires a USFS parking permit. It's literally just a dead end- on a road that should by all rights continue another mile. No services of any kind, and no signage either. Second of four summits of the day.
I have been atop these two summits a few times during the early summer wildflower blooms. Excellent show.
A great hike with a good friend. A few sunbreaks and snowflakes along the way
Nice to be back in the Wild Sky. Sunrise felt more like a high point on the ridge. I guess it is. Bryan and I continued on to Scorpion which was nicer at the end when we finally got out of the trees. We had partial sun all the way to the summit but were surrounded by falling snow clouds. Finally they closed in and we got a few flakes on the way back to the car.
The forecast was for a mostly sunny day, but the area around this mountain was foggy and cloudy all morning. The trail was in better condition than I expected, and some sections were steeper than I anticipated. I really liked the memorial some people constructed at the summit. I enjoyed following Johnson Ridge Trail #1067 so much I continued to Joan Lake.