Hey. Thanks so much for this. So helpful. I am hoping to go out in late May, or maybe early June. I’m also hoping I can summit without any ice gear, as I don’t have any. But will have to play it by ear. Thanks for the information regarding the dog. I have a medium-size retriever who loves to go on local hikes. Haven’t tried putting a little pack on him, but that’s a good idea. I usually like to let him go off leash when we go hiking, but is there a particular concern about doing it up there or in general? Also, do you need a bear canister is if you are camping overnight?