21.5 miles of hiking • 6500' elevation gain • 3 nights
Parking a zoo at Carbon River Entrance, but most of them humans did not stray far from their vehicles. We biked up to Ipsut and spent the night. Next day we hiked up to Windy Gap via the Northern Loop trail. We then entered the backcountry and didn’t see any humans until we tumbled back onto the Wonderland two days later. We climbed up thru Crescent Gap and camped on the summit of Crescent Mountain. Heaven!!!!! Next day we dropped down into the Elysian Fields, climbed Old Desolate, and made our way over to a high plateau in Moraine Park. Goat watching and meteors. Nutty downclimb back to Wland, then fast walk out losing all the eg we earned. Sad to leave the alpine.