I took the Hell's Hole trail up past Sugarloaf, then bushwhacked up to the ridge just south of the summit. I followed the ridge down to Little Sugarloaf, Independence, and Alpine. The weather was perfect and no wildfire smoke to deal with.

Feet | Meters
Natural Atlas (US)
Distance

4.1 mi / 6.6 km to summit

9.5 mi / 15.3 km total

Elevation

9,684 ft / 2,952 m start

Vertical

3,249 ft / 990 m gain

Time

2 hr 57 min to summit

8 hr 7 min total

Route name

Hell's Hole Trailhead

loop
Obstacles

bushwhacking

Key gear

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