Today was warmer than the past few days, so I decided to give Rollins Pass another shot. Three times previously I've been turned back, once by deep snow, once my lightning, and once by a combination of deep snow and impending nightfall. The closest I've come was about a km from the pass. Today I was hoping that the old Rollins Pass road would be clear or packed enough that I could ride up to close to Yankee Doodle Lake and snowshoe from there to the pass. It was an admittedly optimistic plan.
and spend a couple hours in the woods.
On the ride back to Ned along Peak to Peak Hwy, 40-50 mph winds buffeted me and sent me off the road more than once. Predictably, snowshoes make [unfortunately] good sails when strapped to your back. 5 hours after I left, my head was back in the refrigerator looking for my leftover enchiladas.