Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trudging Up South Boulder 12/26/2007

Sierra and I had a great "run" up S. Boulder Peak today. The freshly fallen snow from the previous day was a bit slick to negotiate, as there has been very little traffic to pack the snow down. Entering Shadow Canyon, I was pleased to see two sets of tracks heading up the trail, so I put my head down and cranked it out (committed effort, but not too hard). I slipped and slid my way to the summit in 1:22 which was 37 minutes off PR! Amazing what a foot of fresh can do to slow you down! (along with slacking off and eating too much).

The descent was a bit tricky, as the powdery snow and hidden rocks made it a bit tricky and took a full 52 minutes to make it back to the S. Mesa TH for a RT of 2:14:07.

I was soaked and cold by the time I was done, but all in all a great day out!