Monday, April 11, 2011

Conquering Castle Peak

It was supposed to be a quick snowshoeing trip. The trail was very nice but I was already exhausted long before we  made it to the top of  Castle Peak (elev. 9100 ft, elevation gain 1800 ft). There,  I expressed my worries about dark clouds brewing from the South. "Oh yeah, the models predicted some precipitation..." - was my husband's response.
So I didn't get to enjoy my well deserved time on the top. The sky turned very dark and it started snowing heavily. Our hasty descend changed into a blind run on the tricky terrain. Once on the sheltered side of the range I could relax and started taking pictures again. When we returned to the car I was completely burnt out.

Photos here.