Crossing Naylor Lake after starting from the trailhead on the Guanella Pass Road. Argentine Peak is far out in the distance and Square Top Mountain is out of view just to the left.
It was continual snow up to Argentine Peak’s summit. Square Top Mountain was a different story. Seen in the background, it was very wind-scoured and only offered continual snow in a few of its north facing gullies.
Ted on the summit of Argentine Peak.
From Argentine Peak’s summit we could see Gray’s and Torrey’s peaks, which looked like they were in fair shape for skiing.
Skiing Argentine Peak towards Square Top Mountain.
Then, from Argentine Peak (behind) we had to walk some scree to the windy summit of Square Top Mountain.
It was possible to ski Square Top on a thin strip of snow right off its summit.
Let’s see what this is all about.
We followed one of the gullies down Square Top’s North/Northeast Face to the valley and back to the trailhead.
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