Epic winter ascent of SE ridge from Cottonwood Lake (winter closure). The snow on the ridge was very deep and unconsolidated. At one point we resorted to breaking out shovels to remove snow for upward progress! One team member proclaimed: "Just shoot me!".
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."