. After arriving at the Hidden Lake Campground (sk5
), we immediately unpacked, set-up our camp then, planned the scramble. We started with an ascent to Anthozoan Mountain
, then a traverse to Brachiopod Mountain
. The approach was a little bit long from sk5 but the scenery along the way was awesome. Our roundtrip camp to camp time took 6:30 hours.
. Our planned trip for this day was an ascent to Mt. Richardson
, a traverse to Pika Peak
, and another traverse to Ptarmigan Peak
. The weather was not what anybody would want to have on an outing like this. We had a mixture of rain, hale, and snow. Our overall roundtrip time was a very painful 11:15hrs.
(2) We hiked to Ptarmigan Lake then gained the right shore towards Heather Ridge (right of photo).
(3) We gained the north ridge of Anthozoan Mountain from the Anthozoan/Brachiopod col.
We had a very nice view the whole time while we were on the ridge.
Here's Ian strolling to the summit at ease
(3) 3:00hrs from sk5. It was just an easy hike from the col to the summit.
After a brief stay at the summit, we went back down to the col to bag Brachiopod Mountain