Couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather or nicer companions for a winter attempt on the historic Hidden Lake Lookout and summit!
We drove up the Sibley Creek Rd until the snow got too deep.
The “Winter route” is a steep mofo! 🙂
The woods were quite lovely tho, we made slow but steady progress upwards and everyone was in good spirits.
Heavy climb with skis on my back but my Gregory Baltoro pack does a good job of distributing the weight. Not the lightest pack out there, but super comfortable and bomb-proof!
Summer must not be far away – first mosquito of the season.
It was such a beautiful warm sunny day that I ended up losing some layers and working on my tan!
Here’s Dave making a concerted effort to ignore my sexiness 😉
Big smiles with some great friends 🙂
The final obstacle, a dicey traverse across a steep east-facing bowl below the lookout.
I went first on skis and Cheryl and Dave followed on snow shoes.
We made it! Welcome to the Hidden Lake Lookout!
Feels good to dump the pack, get the boots off and enjoy a hot chocolate and Jim Beam! Cheers!
Sunset did not disappoint 🙂
A final pic of my homies- Cheryl and Dave, before calling it a night-
OK, I lied, one more pic of the three of us cuddled up in the lookout’s little bed-
ps. some of the pictures in this post belong to Cheryl and Dave. We pooled all of our pictures in a Google Photos folder and I can’t really be arsed to figure out where each pic comes from 🙂