Nov. 10, 2012
The first words out of my mouth when getting out of the car at the trailhead were "Damn it's cold up here this morning!". Tried to keep a fast pace to warm up quick, but with all the ice on the first stretch of trail (or stream bed), I had to take it easy.
Wherever water didn't flow, the trail was very dry, so travel was easy enough. No frost, wet rock or bushes, just cold. : )
More ice. Looks like some creature tried to walk on it overnight and it didn't work out. A cold/wet night for him/her, I am sure.
katie watching my back. Dry, sticky boulders all the way up. : )
Self-explanatory. : )
This 'look' still gives me a good laugh as I sit here. She just chased some sort of rodent into a crack in that boulder. I'm pretty certain the look she is giving me is a "Am I in trouble for this?". : )
"It's down there somwhere, I know it!" : )
More ice. It is the theme for our day, after all. : )
Was a great day. Cold, but no wind on the summit. As seems to be the case for most of our hikes, we had the place to ourselves. Well, except when we were almost done and hit the trail with the constant flow of people and dogs. : )