Best views I've had on a drive up peak.
Saw a black bear below the summit and numerous deer on the mountain.
Hiked up the new Lakeside/Blacktail Trail to the top. We encountered 3 feet of snow for the last couple of miles. I expected a 3 hour hike, but it turned into 5. My son and I made it to the top at 5.30 as the last light of the sun was almost gone. The trail is going to be a great addition to the mountain (when it is completed...and especially during the summer). The lower section of the hill, as of today, is quite hike-able and scenic.
Whew this one really beat me up due to the slush on the road and the lack of windshield wiper fluid. A great drive and an even better mountain bike ride or walk, but did neither today.
Was with my daughter Bhavani.