Loop climbs Pine Creek trail,traverses Granite Park and Bear Lakes Basin, over Feather Pass to junction with French Canyon Trail & upcanyon to Pine Creek Pass.
The mosquitos were out in full force but they couldn't ruin this epic 4 day loop through absurdly gorgeous terrain. Much of it x-country & free from crowds.
Highlights: Granite Park, snow traverse from Italy pass to Dancing Bear pass, ridiculous beauty of Bear Lakes Basin, descending from Feather Pass to French Canyon trail through rugged terrain.
Getting a hammock setup in treeless terrain took much longer than I thought. Spent a good 3 hours scouting rocks, trying various attachments until I found a perfect shelf.