Waited 3 years for good snow conditions and our band of crazies made a successful, although difficult summit.
Late start and warm as hell. Made it to the notch with sketchy snow conditions and forewent the summit due to treacherous snow. This sucker is just not ready.
another day hike w/ gary guenther, he talks the whole time, the gorilla. the chokestone required a short rope, swimming through the scree up over the boulder. it was awfully loose, but the traverse to teh flat ridge top and summit are worth it.