Tried to do this and Mt. Sill as a 3 day trip via Elinore Lake and Scimitar Pass. There was rain all 3 days. Rain makes the creeks in the area quite intense to cross, in fact, we weren't even able to cross the South Fork on the main trail to Bernard Lake day 1. There is substantial route finding needed to get to Elinore Lake, especially so if the creeks are overflowing. Mosquitos are everywhere on the way to the Elinore and are at the lake as well. Scimitar Pass is easy to find and requires no exposure or real climbing, it is however very exhausting. We had 12 hours day 2 to get up the pass to Sill and back. At the top of the pass it became evident this was not quite enough due to the terrain consisting of almost entirely boulder hopping and we wanted to be off Scimitar Pass before dark or rain.

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Natural Atlas (US)

3.6 mi / 5.8 km total

1.7 mi / 2.7 km up


8 hr 51 min total

3 hr 54 min up


3,270 ft / 997 m gain

10,980 ft / 3,347 m start


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