Unusual weather, a bit of sleet en route, a bit cold for the last part of May. Partner from NY had never been down First Creek, turned out to be a good choice due to the weather. I like this first pitch as much as any pitch on Black Magic or Lotta Balls. Can use this as a variation of Black Magic to the top. Special note, never seen the purple sage blooming this much. Much more prominent in First Creek than any other RR canyon.