Today after reaching the panoramic lookout at 1250 meters I began following the trail blazes gradually downslope until reaching a hollow still covered in snow. I decided to turn back. When Rocky was with me we lost sight of the blazes so we headed straight upslope. It worked and we reached the ridgeline but were below the highest point. I remember it was foggy so we followed the ridge down the other side until we reached trailblazes again.
Today I returned on the same path I’d climbed up, found my bike and coasted all the home.