Wietse walks the approach road that goes between Hearts (L) and Hillcrest (R).Wietse walks the approach road that goes between Hearts (L) and Hillcrest (R).Part of Hastings Ridge looms over us as we hike the approach road.We followed a huge grizzly up the valley!Wietse walks the approach road that goes between Hearts (L) and Hillcrest (R).A smaller set of prints makes us nervous. Black bear or cub to the big prints?The optional descent ridge that you should NOT take is visible at center here.The approach road is snowy. Hearts Peak at left and center.Looking back down valley towards Hastings Ridge and Spades Peak (L).Arg. There's deadfall on the approach road.We took a steep shortcut gully to avoid the switchbacks in the road.Looking back at Hillcrest as we start up the steep east face of Heart.Wietse avoids wet snow at the top of the east face of Hearts.Hiking to the summit of Hearts Peak.Hiking to the summit of Hearts Peak.Looking west at Hastings Ridge from the summit ridge of Hearts Peak.Views west include Coulthard, Andy Good, Parrish, Chinook, McLaren, Willoughby, Tecumseh (R).Wietse takes in the view of Hillcrest from the summit of Hearts Peak.Hillcrest at right with Turtle at left.Turtle Mountain with Morin and South Livingstone at distant right.