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The vegetation around the trail is frozen solid this morning.A very green coating on this rock. Not paint.Looking back down the huge SE gully towards the Red Deer Lakes. Douglas, St. Bride, Lychnis and Oyster Ridge at center.It did feel never ending at some point.Mount Drummond, Pipestone Towers, Douglas, Oyster Ridge, Fossil and Skoki from L to R.Looking along the impressive east face of Pipestone towards the summit from the false summit.Looking over Merlin Lake towards Richardson and Merlin Ridge (C) with Mount Victoria at distant center.The sublime Red Deer Lakes with Fossil and Skoki rising over them and Redoubt, Ptarmigan, Wall of Jericho, Pika and Richardson in the far distance right of center.Phil enjoys great views over the Drummond Icefield towards Mount Drummond at left and the Pipestone Towers at center.Phil on the summit ridge.Summit views over the Drummond Icefield. Cyclone at far left and Drummond at center-right.Summit views looking west towards Lake Louise. Cyclone now at far right and the false summit at left.Looking over the Skoki Lakes towards familiar Lake Louise peaks such as Bident and Quadra at left and TempleRick Collier also thought the traverse to Cyclone Mountain looked easy. Until he tried it.These impressive peaks on the northern end of the Drummond Icefield are unnamed. (Bivouac creatively names them DR1-DR4.)There are worse ways to spend a Friday morning in late September.Douglas, St. Bride and Lychnis are impressive Skoki peaks that also see very few ascents.