Hiking the road along Smuts Creek.Commonwealth Ridge (L), Commonwealth Peak and Mount Birdwood ahead.Turning up Commonwealth Creek.Falls along Commonwealth Creek.The trail narrows and grows muddy along Commonwealth Creek.Hiking along Commonwealth Creek.Hiking along Commonwealth Creek.Hiking along Commonwealth Creek.Hiking up Commonwealth Creek. Pig's Tail (L), Birdwood (C) and Smuts (R).Hiking the flats towards Birdwood, Smuts and past The Fist (R).Pig's Tail.Views back to Gusty (L) and Chester (R).Hiking up Commonwealth Creek valley.The Fist.Hiking into the back of the Commonwealth Creek valley through avy debris.Hiking into the back of the Commonwealth Creek valley.Views back to Galatea (L), Gusty and Chester (R).Larches.The steep grind to Smuts Pass.Distant views to Headwall Peak.