Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, 02/26/10 Bear Peak/S. Boulder Peak

Got out with Allison and Sierra today for a casual hike up Bear/S. Boulder. Trail conditions were surprisingly lousy, as the peaks got 4+ inches up high and we were the first ones up both peaks on the Shadow Canyon route, so I was regretting not wearing gaiters and microspikes (we opted for Yak Trax since it was a casual day and I expected better conditions).

The weather was perfect though, crystal clear blue sky, warm sun, no wind. The snow was very sticky today and built up majorly underfoot. I had many near face plants on the upper sections above the saddle, doing a reverse guy on the wet floor sign due to lack of traction. Allison took a scary looking crash through the rocks on the way down, but fortunately was OK.