|2015-07-21||Route: Hourglass Ridge to Boulder-Grand Pass Loop
Posted On: 2015-07-27, By: dwoodward13
Info: Headed up Hourglass Ridge from Lion Lakes Basin. A few snow patches around the lakes, one which I believe required a detour from the "standard" scramble around Trio Falls. Otherwise snow free the rest of the way to the top. Took a descent down to Boulder-Grand Pass. Far climbers left gully down to Lake of Many winds is snow free, but loose. Did have to cross a few snowfields to loop around the lake and one more to get all the way down to Thunder Lake. Nothing major however. Saw 0 people until meeting back up at Thunder Lake, and nice heard of Bighorns
|2014-06-21||Route: Hourglass Ridge from Lion Lakes
Posted On: 2014-06-24, By: Wildernessjane
Info: Climbed both Mount Alice and Chiefs Head from Wild Basin. Approximately a mile after the turnoff to Lion Lakes, we started encountering large snow drifts and streams running everywhere making it really difficult to stay on the trail. In hindsight, it had probably turned into a stream. Once on the ridge leading up to the saddle between Alice and Chiefs Head it is possible to stay off snow for most of the remainder of the hike (stay on the spine of the Hourglass Ridge). We did not end up using any traction but it could be helpful on the approach if the snow is hard.