We did this as a Dawn Patrol outing, and from the start, it didn’t seem very hopeful as the valley was completely socked in with fog. Thinking that it was just going to be a good workout, we started out from the trailhead in poor visibility, but about a third of the way into this 3,600′ beauty the visibility started to clear and we found ourselves above the inversion in beautiful weather with ideal powder snow condition on a huge south facing slope! The hardest part about Dawn Patrolling is often just waking up, but with memories like this, it makes it a bit easier.
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Category: Sunday Photo