Whites Mountain (right) and Fish Lake (below) from the ridge south of Bear Pass.
Our base camp.
Moon-rise on our first evening in camp.
The next morning this ice had formed on the small tarn near our camp. Air temperatures where in the high 20s.
We had a good view of Lost Horse Lake during much of our climb on Friday.
There was so much smoke and haze in the air that even El Capitan, the closest major peak to our south, appears to be far away.
Our first summit of the day, Whites Mountain. Our second summit is in the background, East Whites Mountain.
Jim's picture of me on the summit of Whites Mountain.
Jim is resting on the East Whites Mountain's summit. That's Whites Mountain in the background.
I've moved to another highpoint on the summit to take a picture of Jim standing on the highest point of East Whites Mountain.
Here I am taking pictures from an outcrop near the summit of East Whites Mountain. A Jim Greenfield photo.
Koch Mountain from East Whites Mountain.
Another view of Koch Mountain from the summit of East Whites Mountain. Below you can see White Lake (extreme left) and Koch Lake (left-center).
We passed this beautiful tarn during our return to base camp. On the left is Whites Mountain. Right-of-center is Lookout Lake Peak, the destination for our next trip into this area of the Bitterroots.
We needed this campfire to keep warm while we cooked our dinner after a long day (9 hours) of climbing.
Moon-rise during our last night in camp.