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No more loop until the thaw

04 | Dec | '16

Started real early due to a break in the convergence zone so no rain or snow when I started.  The road was clear until about 2400 feet when a trace was collecting. At 2800 feet I was riding in 5 inches of wet snow and the final climb to the tower would have been futile. Visibility was getting poor, time to turn around. The clouds were just starting to break so the ride down was pretty when the flurries would stop. You can't do the whole loop anymore and with the deeper drifts, avalanche dangers will begin to be an issue until April in the forested clearings above the road's switchbacks. Find track and pics here.

Submitted by tomvale on 12/05/2016