This is a great winter climb! Beautiful views into the Glacier peak wilderness, surrounding Monte Cristo Peaks and Sloan. Wonderfully fun glissades and a good workout to boot. Crampons were needed in the woods after 3,400' (it was weird -- like a glacier with trees on it.) Bright sunshine and good company. I loved this trip!
This one was more scenic than I expected. The changing terrain kept it interesting at we ascended. I had a broken arm so I could only use one trekking pole. The temperatures were in the 90's so I made use of a couple of left-over snow patches by filling up a bag and then loaded my hat again and again. After the summit, Bryan and I bushwhacked down to Ruby lake for a cold dip.
"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."