The kids crossing Hagerman Pass on Monday during a raging blizzard. After this photo was taken, the visibility dropped down to near zero and we could barely see the ground around our feet. Getting from Skinner Hut to Beatty Bear over Hagerman Pass is considered to be very treacherous during a storm, but it was either that, or wait it out and have Kim worried sick (she stayed home) and let the kids miss school.
During that day, we had 4.4 miles of tough trail breaking through a blizzard and then another 7.0 miles of packed trail. We made the last 7 miles in a quick 2.5 hours, but it was a long day.