Lots of social trails going up through scree and loose gravel/sand to the north (hiker's right) of the drainage. Stay left of the creek all the way up the drainage to the small cliff with a waterfall. Here the trail turns right and follows the base of the cliff band skirting around it. I did a 3rd/4th class variation up through the broken blocks a little right of center on the cliff band that was much more interesting than the steep and slippery scree trail. The rest of the route is on much better trail.
so the weather was really bad, the first day of our weekend snowstorm. The begining was really foggy but as i made my way up, i was above the fog. The last part with all the scree and boulders was really scary, one wrong step and i was sending huge boulders down the hill and i was afraid to start a landslide or break an ankle or something. Once i reached the summit i was looking over where the springs would be but were covered by the clouds. One wierd thing i noticed was that it was much warmer above the clouds than it was when i was down in the valley section.
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