Echo Park, CA
Trailblazer | 665 pts
My dog and I did this hike and had a blast. I can't say much that hasn't been said in the other reviews except: START EARLY!!! We stayed the night before at the Devil's Lake C.G., which is right at the trailhead, and got a 5 a.m. start. I brought an axe and crampons, which proved useful in the firm morning snow/ice (It softens quickly after the sun sneaks around). Not only does an early start provide solitude, it also spares you the hot, direct rays of the sun, as the entire route is up the South face. On my way down, I passed so many climbers on the way up, hating the heat. Again, START EARLY!!!!!!! - You'll have a much better time!!!!