Bill Lutz's private trip report:
I went up to South Lake . Lots of people were fishing that Opening Day on the still mostly frozen lake. I parked next to a group of five skiers who were heading in for a six night trip; Too much skiing with a heavy pack for me.
A climber was coming out just as I was going in who said he spent the night on top of Mt. Gilbert, and that it was very cold up there. I bet.
I skied across South Lake, and then up the drainage at the inlet of South Lake, to Lake 10,668.
On Sunday, I skied up the first drainage just West of Lake 10,668, following a bunch of other skiers, a couple snow-boarders, and a couple dogs to a col that leads to Mt. Gilbert.
Then, I went to the top of the ridge just South of Lake 10,668, and skied down to the lake. I had a long lunch and a rest in the tent before heading out. I got back to the car around 5 p.m. Hope your adventure was great too. South Lake area should be good for weeks to come. --Bill
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