Toward the end of the hike, Linda and I got hailed on as the weather turned nasty, and I wondered how Vern and Dave were faring in their ascent of Mount Field. The weather cleared again by the time Linda and I joined Dinah and Bob at the trail head (Dinah and Bob would return 10 days later to bag Mount Field). After we all said our farewells and parted ways, I hung around the trail head for another 4.5 hours reading Gary Kinder's Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea before Vern and Dave showed up after their successful marathon up Mount Field.
Check out Linda's, Vern's and Dave's photos of this trip.
|The President looks resplendent in the morning sun.
|A Columbian ground squirrel looks for crumbs near the Stanley Mitchell Hut.
|Mount McArthur and Isolated Peak are separated by Glacier Des Poilus.
|The Vice President and President command a lot of attention on the Iceline Trail.
|Mount Niles pokes up above the clouds like a shark fin.
|Linda stops to take a photo of the spectacular scenery.
|All the best in mountain scenery are here--peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes.
|Linda puts on some layers as it begins to hail.