Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Adventure Report: Saddle Peak But No Summit
For the last hour I was breaking trail in snow up to my hips. The dogs even gave up trying to lead and simply walked in my footsteps. Eventually we began to wear down, and as the snow was increasing in depth, "we" decided to beat a slow retreat, stopping frequently to enjoy the scenery and pester a squirrel or two. I did use my crampons on the way down because of the icy trails lower in the canyon. I was a little out of shape anyway, owing to a nasty viral infection and fever over Christmas. This was a good start to the year, though.
There's now some talk that several of us will return next week, this time with snowshoes. If further adventure indeed ensues, it will be documented here.
Happy New Year!
Chaos and Luna
Yerz troolie, Charles N. Steele
Dogs in my tracks
Dog print in the snow