looks like you were climbing Silver Star today while we were hiking up Rooster Rock (one off of US20). We hit patchy snow right at the Rooster Rock Trail start - 1300 feet!!! There was about a foot of snow at the summit (3600 feet). I'd still prefer a dry piece of rock on a sunny day no matter how fluffy the white stuff!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
PS nice shots - did you make the Silver Star summit this time?
Didn't summit. Got too late of a start and it was slow-going with probably a foot or two of powdery snow. (left the snowshoes at home too) Made it only about 2/3 of the way this time. Tried to scramble up the back side of Pyramid Rock on the way back though but was hip deep in snow just a few feet off the trail. Oh well, was nice to get out. Weathermen really screwed up on telling us which day was going to be nice the weekend, eh?
Yeah, I don't buy their bs very much these days (at best it's usually to within "give or take a day" making it useless for weekend planning when the whole window is a day long). It is nice just to get outside though. We hit Rooster Rock and that other coastal one...neakhani mtn (sp???). The latter was a very short hike but we were lazy all weekend so it worked out ok.
Cool, at least you guys got out. Saw your photos from Rooster, very cool. I remember trying to convince my friend we should camp up top but without the nice snow, it's a small rocky point mostly. And on Neahkahnie, I was driving by one time and decided at sunset to hike it. Plodded down the trail after dark without a headlamp. I must've looked like a goof.
Have a great Thanksgiving. Hope to see you guys soon.
Funny - Haydar and I were thinking we screwed up on Sat by going north instead of south. From all the pictures I've seen - it wasn't clear *anywhere* on Sat!
Maybe his conspiracy theory about weathermen and ski resorts is right ...!