It's over 2,600 of elevation gain, but only over about 3 miles. This hike could be done, taken relatively easy, in two hours, plus some time to explore the lakes area, and then another hour or so to come back downhill to the car. Even taking it easy and getting a relatively late start, it's not a long hike. That estimate assumes walking pretty slow and taking lots of breaks to catch our breath. The elevation gain is significant, but the distance is not.
|Lake Blanche and the distinctive spur of Sundial behind it|
|Sundial from another angle, behind Lake Lillian|
|All three lakes from above|