Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday, 12/03/09 Bear Peak

Debated getting out today, but after I finished my chores and errands, I decided I would get out and play in the snow, at least for Sierra's sake.

Started from Cragmoor. Put on the Microspikes at the car and wore them the entire time. The trail was well packed to Mesa, packed OK into Fern, then was less consolidated and deeper as the trail climbed higher. Though the Microspikes were helpful at times, snow conditions all around sucked, as it is so cold and it has not had a chance to consolidate yet. Given the conditions, I walked a lot and only ran a little, going pretty easy on the up and down.

Made it to the summitpost after 51:10, carefully negotiated my way to the true summit, then broke trail down the other side with plans to head to S. Boulder. The trail in that direction had not yet been broken, so I decided to save it for another day.

Went easy on the down, as conditions were especially tricky.

51:10 up
36:02 down
1:27:12 RT