With Martin LeRoux.
Took the difficult way, didnt find the register
Much more up there than I expected
Started at the Hollowell Park Trailhead and headed up the eastern slope. Steep Mountain lives up to its name. Thought we reached the summit several times only to discover that we had further to go. Nice views from the summit. Was thinking of doing Mt. Wuh, but far too much snow so did Castle instead.
I wanted to visit a scenic lake as well in the park. Once I reached Bierstadt lake I had to lose elevation into Mill Creek Basin. There was quite a bit of snow in the basin and I didn't have my snowshoes with me. This made the ascent far more difficult than I had planned.
This summit is one of my favorites for introducing new hikers to the joys of a nice summit view.
Total ascents = 9.
Snowshoed the East Slope route from Hollowell Park Trailhead. The beginning of the ascent lived up to its name and was quite steep. The summit was extremely windy, but provided a great view of Stones Peak and the Continental Divide.