Sunday, November 18, 2007

my goodness

a full dress winter hike.
mansfield in the snow.

set out and almost neglected to bring my snowshoes. knew for certain that i'd need crampons, but who would have thunk. must have been up to 8 inches of snow up top.
and son of a gun. i had forgotten how much more work it takes trudgin through snow.
think sunset ridge took appx 5 hours, from the lower pull off. couldn't make it to the parking lot proper cause it was just too slick. at one point i was sliding awry down the hill. fortunately i didn't stitch myself up too, too badly and was able to head down in reverse, hit a place to right the ship, and nestle in to the lower pull off, about .75 miles from the gate.



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