8 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •
Headed over to the east side of the pass off of I-90 to try to escape the Juneuary weather predicted for the weekend. Mostly were successful. I have never hiked this trail and it was fairly steep with a short section where you climb 1500' in one mile. Once to the top of the ridge you can see Baldy to the east and from there it is a nice up and down ridge hike to the summit. Very nice views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness from the ridgeline and summit.