— submitted by Mike Hordelski
Grey skies to start to our day, but no rain in sight. The five of us started out 8:45. We weren’t disappointed when we arrived at the creek crossing-lower water level than I expected, and were able to cross without event. Very windy at the viewpoints, saw out first snow just below the Old Road, and a trail runner out with his dog–in training for a marathon, by the looks of it, we followed his tracks along the same route we were taking.
We had an astonishing good hike to the summit, some kick-stepping required on firm snowpack; needed to take shelter for the summit lunch as it was blowing hard. Found a nice spot allowing us to enjoy the falling snow, and feed those thieving whiskey jacks.