27 miles of hiking • 8500' elevation gain • 4 nights
Scrambling vacation in the Alpine Lakes, what can get better than this? Did pretty much the same route I've done three years ago - hiked to Rampart Lakes, Lilia Lake, Glacier and Icebox Lake, and to Chikamin Peak summit, with exciting part going over Hi Box Ridge and talus fields below Alta Pass. Planned my schedule better this time - no scrambling to knife-edge ridge with a flashlight, or other stuff I did on the first trip. But like then, I wished I had 2-3 more days just to wander around, and explore nearby destinations. Scenery is just epic up there, and fall colors were at their best.