Saturday, October 8, 2011
Mt. Charleston Peak Approach in the Snow- 10/7/11
David's report is as follows:
It had snowed from a couple of inchess (at the trailhead) to a foot or more near the top. It was cold today.
It was a struggle hiking through that snow - it was pretty treacherous some places.
It was beautiful too. ground plants and trees were covered with ice & snow. When the wind stopped, in the sun, it felt amazing up in the saddle..
We got pretty close - maybe an hour away, but because of the ice & snow we decided it would have been too dangerous to make it to the top.. This is one of the most draining hike I have ever been on - 10 hours in the snow.
I am one tuckered out cowpoke.
There were six hikers, guys, all ABF.