While looking for a good hike for a full-on sunny day, I stumbled across a trip report about this hike on the WTA site, posted by HikerJim two years ago. Knowing that in the end I’d get my panoramic, the dogs and I set off on the hike. The mountain sits directly south of Rock Mountain, which Cooper and I did last summer.
The slope was steeper than I expected. It felt as though I was hiking up the pyramids, not that I’ve been on one. From the trailhead to the ridge and the ridge to summit were equally steep. The first time I’ve summited a peak in snowshoes, ever.
It was a gorgeous day and the sun was still up when we got to the the top around 3 o’clock; we left the trailhead at 9 AM. The dogs were tired and the little one napped while I took pictures of surrounding peaks. Good thing I brought my long lens so I could capture faraway peaks. Fed the dogs, took our group photos, and headed back down the mountain.