After a few weeks of anticipation, we finally had two days off that aligned allowing us to climb a ridgeline that has been on the list for a while. Due to some guessing during our navigation (and the road was snowed in), we ended up climbing the ridge to the west from the one we originally planned. We were hoping to find the ridge between Fuse Lake and Stony Lake, but ended up coming in above Stony Lake and walking to Dome Shaped mountain. At about 8,700ft and being snowy along the top, it was quite exciting to be up in the snow. The entire Sapphires were below us and the Bitterroots were easily seen.
During our descent, we decided to stop at an unnamed lake we spotted earlier. Though it ended up being a dammed reservoir, it was still pleasant to cool off before getting to the car.