Traversed from Helena Ridge, some lingering snow. Thunder while on the summit. Grizzly bear tracks seen in upper bowl region just below Stuart Knob.
The family, including horse and dog, followed me in to Tower Lake. I proceeded on without them via a clear and crisp October day with not another soul in sight. It is incredible above Rockbound Lake. I enjoyed the company of three large rams. This is very unique, open and exposed terrain. I crossed a mountain lion’s path at the col below the northeastern ridge of Television Peak, broke my hand on a stupid fall on descent and ended up hiking out in the pitch dark. Make sure to allot enough daylight for this one. Wife picked me up after I humped back down the road a ways. THANKS!