We set forth to pray at the altar of the Sun God on July 17-18-19 (and also check our watches at 7 o'Clock), camping for 3 nights at the lake at the col. To max our time, we went for the evening approach, starting hiking up at 6pm on Thursday. There are some good TR for the area on here, so I'll leave it at that - 2 hours to lake with overnight packs, steep and buggy.
Lake upon arrival - worth the haul!
Woke up to cloud crowning Sun God on Friday, so we packed our watches, alarm clocks and one large grandfather clock to bring up to Seven O'Clock Mountain. Really nice approach on snow, talus and rock ribs - follow the ridge and have a hoot!
On ridge looking back to Sun God + Cerulean Lake
Sweet red rock
This pinnacle looks small in the pic, but is actually quite tall and looks like it is about to peel away. Fun ridgewalking along this section.
View from summit, Mount Barbour in there, Goat Peak + Tenquille Lake far right
Seems the biggest benefit of overnighting is being able to totally lounge on summits like sun-drunk marmots just waking up for the season, which is pretty much what happened. There's also a neat plateau area right before the summit to check out:
Next day it was time to get some spirituality up on Sun God. Amen! Bugs were ferocious, so we high-tailed it up to alpine for some wind.
The summit of Sun God has a pretty high prominence (711m), so it has a great feel and awesome views. Social distancing in full effect: up to this point, we hadn't seen anyone all weekend. Summit Views:
Went for a swim at the lake afterwards, and packed out on Sunday morning, super stoked to have finally gotten to meet the Sun God.
~ thanks for the read, Matthew