Hike 3:30:00  11.0 km (19:05 / km) +700m 14:29 / km
A bit of an interesting sleep last night - we had the dog inside which though nice is tricky as it is not his usual routine. Being at 2000m did not help either. A change in the weather today with some light drizzle at times. It made the temperature very comfortable for hiking and I am sure it made the dog's hike easier (though there was lots of water along the way). We explored the upper lake and then climbed to the ridge. There had been some loose discussion to potentially climb Tilley but this would require climbing a snow slope for which an ice axe and maybe even crampons would be helpful. The ridge gave great views of a lot of glaciers - too bad it was not sunny. We avoided dropping to English Lake (which is the suggested route) but I didn't love this option as too rich side hilling through moderate bush. I wonder if an upper route would work... otherwise would drop to the lake again. Right little toe was painful from the run Thursday so the descents were a little uncomfortable. Certainly felt more worked than the distance should suggest - very technical travel with an overnight pack the culprit I think.