Other than the frustrating mosquitos, this was an easy and fun jaunt. Happy to see enough snow to come back and ski in 2 weeks!
Quickly cruised up the east summit, descended to McCabe Creek, and then toiled up a loose chute to the west summit with Matt and Brad. The views were worthwhile.
East and West Summits along with North Peak
Climbed on Sierra Challenge day 2 2015, then continued on (dropped off the crest) to climb West Summit as well. Awesome views of surroundings and pretty wild area traversing/meandering along the lower crest slabs, some very good solid 4th class climbing there.
On the way from North Peak to Excelsior Mountain.
Did this one with Chad on the way to NW ridge of North peak. Had great views towards our 'bigger' goal.
Absolutely fantastic views all around, both during the hike and on the summit, especially for the modest effort involved in getting there. Went up the south ridge from the shallow bowl to the east, then off to the NW ridge of North Peak.
A great morning in a beautiful area. Snow was perfect around 10am higher up, getting very slushy at the lakes level. Good skiing in that climber's left couloir.
Also in August '04. It's a great moderate hike through beautiful terrain.