Started at 10am after awful conditions on the roads up North. Reached the summit base at 1230 and tried to do the snowshoe traverse to Mt Teneriffe but went in a circle due to following other tracks. So we then decided to give the Haystack a shot since we made it to the saddle on New Years with good snow conditions, but this time it was uncosolidated snow with some debris flow on the 40-60 degree slope. Turned around and made our way back down the old trail. no visibility the whole day, but not much precip, so we were happy.
I love this hike. Four miles and 3000 feel of elevation gain. This is wonderful training. At the top we could see all the way to Seattle.
Started kind of early at 730am with a large group for an "appetite builder" hike for T-Day. It has been along time since I took the regular trail since I enjoy the old trail by Little Si much more. It was wet, kinda wet, and really wet the whole time. New blow down within the first mile. Reached the summit at 9am to have a sandwich and head back down.