The route over two of the summits of the Trophy Mountains is a complex one involving hiking, scrambling and route-finding. We hiked through the meadows to the top of Trophy Two, then followed the ridgeline down to the high col between the two mountains and scrambled up Trophy One to the summit. We then followed the broad ridge south to Cwem Cwem Lake, then did the long traverse back to Plateau of the Lakes and finally back down the meadows trail to our vehicles, a long day covering many miles. Since the route is well-explained elsewhere on this site, only a few of the highlights are featured for this current article.
Some stormy weather was moving through the area and the western pasqueflowers were blowin’ in the wind.
We have done this long loop route a few times now and we will return to the Trophies to do it again in 2-3 years. It is a long and demanding route, but one we continue to hold in our hearts as the best of our area.