|Zosia starts up the trail to Scalplock Mountain.|
|While Raff waits on the other side, Zosia follows Marta across a suspension bridge over Ole Creek.|
|Autumn colours have already arrived in the forest even though this is still technically the last day of summer.|
|Zosia, Marta and Raff arrive at a trail junction along the way to Scalplock Mountain.|
|After a lengthy climb, the trees begin to thin out on the upper mountain.|
|Zosia and Marta approach the top of Scalplock Mountain.|
|Despite the rainy weather, wildfires are still burning all over Paola Ridge to the west. Also visible on the horizon are Mount Liebig (left of centre), Mount Grant (glacier) and Great Northern Mountain (one bump right of Mount Grant).|
|Mount Saint Nicholas looks rather
uninviting on this day or probably any other day.
Photo courtesy of Rafal Kazmierczak
|Zosia and Marta climb up to join Raff on the lookout building's balcony.|
|Zosia, Marta and Raff enjoy lunch on the sheltered balcony of the lookout building.|
|Rampage Mountain is just about the only recognizable feature to the north as more rain clouds roll into the area.|
Raff, Marta, Zosia and Sonny strike a traditional Polish dance pose on the summit of Scalplock Mountain (2108 metres).
The vibrant colours in the forest on this day help make up for the lack of views during the hike back to the trailhead.
|Sonny, Raff, Zosia and Marta enjoy enchiladas for dinner at Serrano's Mexican Restaurant in the village of East Glacier.|
Distance: 16.0 kilometres
Round-Trip Time: 6 hours 13 minutes
Net Elevation Gain: 957 metres