What a great way to start off the new year. We left the trailhead at the leisurely time of 11:00 a.m. under wintry overcast skies. It took us about 2 hours to reach the summit, with lots of stops for de-layering and chatting along the way. Two people and their dog made it part way and then headed back to the trailhead when their dog became overly excited. The skies brightened at the summit just enough to show off an outline of the valley to the east. We made it back in under an hour, sliding down some of the steeper slopes in a seated position and returned to our cars at 2:00.

Five participants: Mary Keenan, Ted Albers, Robert Riversong and his friend Susan and her dog Copper and Suzanne Daningburg (trip leader) and her dog Fanny.