Apr 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #1288169
W I S N E R !BPL Member
Adan Lopez and I bagged a quick one for some cold-weather gear testing, high winds, frozen fingers, and discovering the Jarlsberg cheese is killer in the mountains.
Cheers.Apr 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm #1862322
Brendan SwihartBPL Member
@brendansLocale: Fruita CO
Awesome report. Enjoyed the read and pics. I've definitely done a couple "head out because there's a storm coming" and there're always some moments where you second guess it but it's always worth it (a gorgeous morning helps).Apr 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm #1862340
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I enjoy your blog very much.
I like how you and Adan pushed it that night, and I'm glad the gear did its job! Sounds like tasty food, great comraderie, and a beautiful morning.
Thank you for sharing!
ToddApr 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm #1862412
Nice, Craig. Thanks for sharing. It's great up there.Apr 2, 2012 at 6:51 am #1862460
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
I love my MLD SoloMid for solo winter adventures, it's nice to see others using this great shelter. Thanks for the TR.Apr 2, 2012 at 9:43 am #1862534
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
On the slope below camp:
Camp is up there somewhere:
This fool didnt bring waterproofs:
Apr 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm #1862608
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Ah, another excellent adventure.Apr 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm #1862733
I had a couple questions about conditions. Snow looks light up there right now. How deep was it? Did you use crampons at all? What technique did you use for staking out your Mid?
Thanks in advance. Hope we can hook up soon.Apr 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm #1862740
W I S N E R !BPL Member
We got maybe an inch on us in the night. North slopes have maybe 2-3 feet of base, everything else less depending on exposure.
Getting wet and slushy by 11AM, temps are rising fast. Pretty good for climbing in the early morning though.
I brought crampons but left them in the car, did everything in microspikes. Crampons would've been nicer on the steeper stuff, but given the mixed conditions, I didn't want to worry about taking them on and off constantly.
For staking the mid I used 6 SMC snow stakes.
There still should be some good climbing and snow play up there if you can get out over the next week.
We'll definitely get out. Keep in touch.Apr 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #1862743
Great, thanks, Craig. look forward to it.Apr 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm #1864091
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Wow…significant difference in condensation (albiet it, frozen condensation) between the Solomid and Moment!
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