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Awww... The things some of us do for a summit.
This is what I was willing to do at 3:00 AM, just to get a little closer to our morning summit goal. This was probably the twelfth such downed tree blocking our access road.
Doing this definitely saved us hiking distance, until our vehicle was eventually stopped by deep snowpack. We still had to hike 2.5 miles to the summit, but that is much better than the 5-10 miles each way it could have been... especially considering we planned to drive hundreds of miles and attempt multiple peaks later that day.
Photo taken by Paul Michelson.