. 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.
Our 3rd summit for this trip was clearly visible at Hidden Lake. My route to gain the ridge of Richardson is outlined in red.
(3) Ian went farther left to gain the lower part of the ridge. We soon met and hiked the ridge together. The clouds are starting to get nasty at this point.
The trail is clearly visible on the ridge. We traversed the bump on the above photo to the left and had a first view of the summit.
(3) 2.5hrs to the summit. It was very windy and chilly at the top. The cloud was also beginning to threaten us with bad news. Well, it wasn't raining yet so we stuck to the plan. The traverse route to Pika Peak was packed with snow so we had to hike a little bit to the right of the summit to avoid it.