Why do people insist on flagging the crap out of the backcountry with all manner of random flagging tape? Do you like creating an eyesore?
... and please don't tell us you're doing this as some kind of public service because "someone might follow our *route*"...
I appreciate seeing the "random flagging tape" because it calms my fears in knowing that someone else has walked a similar path as I have. This allows me to walk off their path and return to it if I need to reorientate myself. This is how I try to stay safe. We should be looking out for each other, isn't that the purpose of any outdoor community?
Anyways, Muskeeto, love your pictures! What time of day did you go? I imagine the snow to be super slushy and rocks to be slippery?