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Phil heads down the Helen Creek trail to our first water crossing of the day - across Helen Creek.Great views already looking south off Helen Ridge. Dolomite at left with Hector, Bow Peak and Crowfoot to the right.The lovely environs of Lake Katherine with Cirque Peak at far right.A small tarn just past Lake Katherine.The Dolomite Trail is a beauty. Looking back towards Dolomite as we continue our descent.Done with losing height along Dolomite Creek, looking back at Phil with Dolomite in the distance.The pond below drains the outflow from Lake Alice into the ground where the stream disappears before finally draining out of the hillside into Dolomite Creek far belowThe sun makes it hard to spot but Watermelon Peak rises in the distance at right, Bobac at left.The outflow stream from Lake Alice is in a good mood this warm, summer morning.Carpets of wildflowers around Lake Alice with the blazing sun rising directly over our objective in the distance.Crossing the outflow from Lake Alice.The huge boulder field between Bobac and Watermelon with Bobac's lower flank at left.Looking up our next few hours on Watermelon Peak. We're really hoping our decision to use light footwear won't bite us on the glacier and snow ahead.Looking back as we start up Watermelon, at our next objective for the day - Bobac Mountain.This slope was the steepest and our footwear proved capable right away. My aluminum crampons worked perfectly with my approach shoes on this mellow terrain.Clearly beside, or just on a small glacier as we continue to ascend.In case you think Phil did ALL the step-kicking. He did do most of it though.Mind-altering views as we gain the ridge. This is looking back to the west with Hector at far left and Lake Alice at lower right.Getting onto the exciting ridge before the summit of Watermelon (L), looking out over Quartzite Col towards the Devon Lakes group at center left.There is some moderate scrambling between here and the col to the summit block.