It was a beautiful hot sunny day as Kellie and I hiked down the Gold Mint trail. We were in leisure mode and took advantage of scenic vistas to absorb the sun and of course chat.
Kellie Heading Down the Gold Mint Trail
Getting Up Higher
We sat up at Backdoor Gap for at least an hour just soaking up the steep walls, blue lakes and anemic glaciers. When it was time we headed over and down the Penny Royal glacier to the valley below. I have done a few variations in this area, but this was by far the easiest travel I have ever encountered, I think this is the way the Bomber Traverse is meant to be done.
Kellie and I soaked up the comforts of the cozy Snow Bird Hut, drank wine, watched a beautiful sunset and then were ready for bed.
The weather had turned to pea soup by morning and we packed up our stuff and headed out.
An awesome trip with fantastic company.