Mostly clear of snow, but still some snowy sections of ridge left. Came across a pair of mtn goats coming down the narrower section of the ridge as we were going up. Both parties hesitated but then crossed side by side since neither wanted to down climb off the ridge. Passed close enough to reach out and touch them. Very cool!
Est ridge is fun, i wish this winter lasted longer, even its was march (2012), snow was gone from most of part, but still it was great solo hike/climb.
Climbed with Michael and Jody. Fun ridge. Excellent weather.