We had a pretty solid run of nice weather these past couple weeks, but lately the skys have gone back to their usual disposition, grey and drippy. I woke up this morning and it was looking pretty good out so I decided to see if the wet and temperate weather had made it to the peak yet. Spoiler alert: Not yet.
Grey and green. Par for the course.
Theres nothing wrong with a little snow on the side of the roads,
mother natures finest kickstands.
Not much of a line choice here.
That didn't last long, I hit C4000 and decided that if it was already this snowy down here then the peak was going to be a shit show. In what I at the time thought was a smart decision I hung right and took an unnamed (C4010 I have since learned) logging road to the first road crossing on GL6. Whoops.
Cougar. Dont correct me. I wont listen.
With in all of 100' I was slogging through the snow in shorts and a tee shirt, following the prints of what I convinced my self was a cougar. Probably was just the missing dog that I read about on the FOCF message boards. Took about half an hour to slog to GL.
Just to find that the trail had more snow then any other part of the clear cut. Classic Capitol Forest. It all disappeared after the hump though. Believe it or not (believe it) the dirt was killer from here on out, there was some mud, but its January. Other then the few patches it was as close to hero conditions as you could ever expect it to get.
This is not drainage, this is removing the backing from a slick right turn and hoping it takes the water with it. While it takes you. Im going to head out this week with a couple shovels and see if I cant remedy this little road bump, or lack there of...
Note to self: give it a couple weeks before you try to hit any trail from the peak. Or not. Fuck it.