Went up to Rocky with Mike and Aaron this morning to take down a few peaks on the Continental Divide around Glacier Gorge. This one got my juices flowing for a full-on Glacier Gorge assault sometime here in the near future. Great to be in the high country, off trail and enjoying a beautiful, if somewhat windy morning.
Run up to Flattop was a bit windy and cold, but things calmed down measurably once we were off Hallett and on our way to Taylor, basking in the sun. Had a blast glissading down Andrews Glacier once we'd bagged Flattop (12,324'), Hallet (12,713'), Otis (12,486') and Taylor (13,153').
Was high on life and all things good, until we dropped off Andrews Glacier to rejoin the trails in and around Glacier Gorge TH and Bear Lake TH; an incomprehensible zoo of humankind. As we were leaving the park at noon, the backup of cars waiting to enter on Hwy 36 was off the charts. Wow!