A friend and i decided to check out the Mt. Ellis area on tuesday after the snow arrived. It was an amazing day and the snow was perfect. We ended up only getting about half way to where we wanted to. Just goes to show that snowshoes really are a disadvantage... Snow was great though, and the few turns i got in were worth it. But when the snow's up to your waist at points who's going to complain...
Getting ready at the car
Kelly crossing the first of many creek crossings
Hottysplit skinning up
Stopping for a break
Look back down the trail
Where we ended up coming out at. Became a bit too flat towards the bottom. Lots of wallowing for all.
A look at my line coming out the bottom
All in all it was a great day. Good snow and good company.
We were right in that area. It looks like the trees are tight everywhere up there for the most part. We found a few small openings but that's about it. It would have been better had we made it all the way up. I was quite dissapointed since the snow was amazing.