Great day, if not a little cold. But hey, it IS winter. Snow was almost not present. The dreaded willows of the pass did not catch us as we crossed the snow. This was a very cool climb. The ridges are fun, but watch out for the false summits. I will not tell you how many there are!
Squaretop might be the most enjoyable mountain of the Guanella Pass group... for it allows you to stare at the Sawtooth Ridge to the north the whole climb up. It also sees a paltry fraction of the traffic headed towards Bierstadt. Both Raymond and Sopris accompanied me on both climbs.
We had the mountain all to ourselves. Saw a beautiful herd of 8 mountain goats who ran across snow fields and talus like it was flat ground. An inspiration. Have always wanted to climb this mountain as I have looked at it from Bierstadt over the years.