Trip Report    

Alpine Scramble - Painted Mountain (Red Mountain)

A sunny day scramble to a great view summit.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Route was in good condition. Some down trees on the foot path above the ledges.

Weather conditions could not have been better for the scramble. We followed the Painted Mountain Lookout trail to the rocky ledges, we choose to go to the right in this section did not get above 2nd class.


Above the ledges we follow the steep path which was easy to follow with both flagging and blazes until we lost it about 5800' (it came and when above that). Nice views of Ruby Lake and Sloan from the ridge.

IMG_2506.JPGIMG_2508.JPGFrom there we work our way up the ridge.

IMG_2513.JPGThe summit had 360 views picture below is of Glacier.

IMG_2521.JPGAfter a long summit break we headed down.