Will at Wedgemount Lake:
“Five hikers squeezed into Andy’s car and piled out at the trailhead, starting up the trail just before 9 am. Two weeks ago it still felt like summer: this morning it felt like winter was just around the corner, with ice on the trail from the boulder field onwards. The gradient kept us warm enough, though, and we got up the headwall in a fairly leisurely 3 hours. Cook, Weart, Wedge, Parkhurst, and Rethel looked properly spectacular with a dusting of snow under blue skies.
We had lunch on the promontory overlooking the west end of the lake, then wandered alongside the lake for a closer look at the glacier. A quick snack at the hut and we were back down the trail and at the car by 6 pm.
Thanks to everyone for coming out, especially Andy for driving.”