The gate has been repaired. Snow for most of the road. Peakaboo views due to clouds.
Good conditioner - not much else to say.
I HATE road walks and a I despise gates. When a friend told me the gate on 210 was, uhm, "relocated", I took the opportunity to mark this dump off the list after work. With the gate now in the ditch, you can drive an additional 1.9 miles to the second gate, leaving you a short road walk to the "summit". Knocked this out in under 45 minutes round trip. Partial views on the way, zero views from the fully forested summit. Definitely an "I've been there once and don't ever need to go back" summit.
I summited Blue Mountain less than one week after summiting "Baby Blue" (located immediately south of Blue Mountain). The weather held off from turning nasty until after I returned to my car... not that it matters, as this is basically just a road walk (and brief easy forest jaunt to the true summit). There are several great viewpoints along the ridgetop.
A dumbster peak for a dumbster weather day. Winter is here and that means boring mtns. But I'm fat so I have no choice but to keep hiking.
Obscure peak with great views. Highly recommended as a winter hike!!!