Got off work early, drove a few hours to the north Lake Como trailhead, then hiked up to the wilderness boundary where I bivvied. Continued up the trail until I was below the south ridge of the east summit then made my way up through brush and talus to the neat basin southeast of the summit. Easy going from there, good outing.
Hiked into Lost Horse Lake for the night. Hit the summit the next morning before heading out. The larch in the high basin were in top autumn form. It was a sea of gold up there. Gorgeous.
Camped at Hackney Lake. One of the hottest, buggiest trips ever- but still a great climb! While we were sitting at the summit plaque munching sandwiches and swatting 'skeetos, a group of goats kept peering up the north ridge at us, anticipating our departure so that they could come up and enjoy!
Climbed this with my 7 year old son via the west face, as part of a 4 day backpack trip.
23sep09 - A 1-day outing begun from the Bear Creek Pass Trailhead, I hiked to the pass then stayed high on ridges to climb a highpoint above Lookout Lake before continuing to Whites Mountain. A good 12 hour day.
27jul07 - Alone for this outing on a mountain I’d never visited (and with no beta), I climbed the North Ridge to a spot in the clouds which allowed no views of what lay above. I down-climbed into the cirque (below the northeast face) and crossed to the East Ridge which I used to reach the summit. I descended by the Southwest Ridge.
A good day in spite of the low early-morning clouds.