GPS track of our climb of Arrow Peak from Bench Lake
Arrow peak from our campsite
View to the north from our campsite
Working out way towards Arrow Peak. Our route will take us to the left of the lower peak in the center. Arrow peak is on the right.
It's an easy cross country walk from Bench Lake for now.
Emerging from the treeline into talus and freaking mosquitoes
Sooz in the talus. Tomorrow's hike destination in the distance.
Ice on a small stream. Cold up here!
Oh if only the memories of this beautiful place weren't tainted by the memories of mosquitoes. The worst I've experienced. Ugh.
We're heading up that-a-way. Aiming to the right of the snow.
Last trees and green. Hoping the mosquitoes will go away when we get off the green.
Arrow Pass from below. It was snowed over but it was still easy to gain the ridge just to the right of the low point.
Looking back down. Pretty.
I look back and notice Split Mountain - finally realizing how it got the name 'Split'
In the snow - just to the right of center - see the deer? She took off running down the suncupped snow.
Arrow Pass. And snow.
No problem - easy to avoid by hopping through the talus on the right.
Looking back down.
The mosquitoes are still horrendous until I top out at the pass and feel some breeze. Ugh.
And Arrow Peak. Take the chute straight to the summit.