Descending in winter

Theron Welch took this photo of me descending the upper part of the scramble to the summit of McClellan's Butte, December 14, 2002. We had to move slowly because it was a fairly light layer of snow over the rocks, which were slick and icy underneath. Usually a "hands in pockets" hike/scramble, in winter the upper portion can provide some excitement :D.

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mbgriffi

mbgriffi - Aug 17, 2009 4:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Eeek

Nice exposure there eh ;)

mvs

mvs - Aug 17, 2009 5:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Eeek

Yeah! And a real blast from the past to see this picture. McClellan's Butte in winter can have a pretty remote feel to it.

Thx for the comment!

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Nov 24, 2009 7:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot!

That looks like it would be a lot of fun if you weren't being buffeted by killer wind and cold.

-Mark

mvs

mvs - Nov 25, 2009 12:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Hi Mark! Yeah, it was fun...I don't think it was incredibly windy, though there was some wind. If the wind were strong I wouldn't have gone up because with the icy footing it depended so much on balance.

Joe White

Joe White - Dec 14, 2009 7:38 pm - Voted 10/10

freekin

awesome man!

inspires me to get out asap!

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