Real snow finally came to the summit this week. Took advantage of a beautiful day and wonderful snow to do a back country ski through Tiny Tim meadow. This is the first track through the meadow.
Winter is coming slowly to the summit this year. This early teaser storm dropped about 4 inches of the white stuff, but was gone in 3 days. While we have had a couple of potentially good storms come through, they have been relatively warm and we have received more rain than snow. Notice on the right side of this photo of Lake Van Norden the small circle of American Coots that stopped by on their migration south.
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We had our first real snow on the summit this week. A pretty cold storm rolled in and dropped 4-6 inches over the entire summit area. On our first ski of the season we went out to Lyle’s Lookout and got a nice panorama from Twin Peaks Point. You can see Devil’s Peak on the left and Castle Peak on the right.