Here's the topo for those who want to head out there and actually summit. 2 is the trail head, 3 is where we started breaking trail, 4 is where we camped and 5 is the hourglass coulouir.
MOVIE - Some movies from Kirkwood the day before (Dec. 26th). This is a movie, so you may want to skip it...
MOVIE - Lou Doo providing techincal assistance at the top of Kirkwood. ...come blizzard, come 4 am...Lou will be there to take your call.
The morning after the first night of the trip. Nice alpenglow woke me up. Too bad we had to camp here as the hot springs by the green church were luke warm.
Here's the sky when I woke up.
And 10 min. later
here we are putting chains on the wrong tires...FRONT WHEEL DRIVE...
And the winter sno-park trailhead for Rock Creek.
The trail for most of the way is groomed for the Rock Creek Lodge, who sends snowmobiles to pick their customers up.
A nice Lenticular cloud forecasting high winds in the days to come...did a good job of that.
Finally at the summer trailhead.
Site of our "snowcave"
the Beer shelf
A little cramped at times, but I slept like a rock.
But Lou doo is a little claustraphobic.
And ended up sleeping here.
All that time building a snowshelter...
Mingus with some snow whiskers.