Great day over on the East side of the mountains. Despite the forecast threatening with possible snow showers, we found the area under blue sky.
It was nice to hike again and see first wildflowers coloring the slopes, including bright yellow balsamroots and tiny purplish lupines.
It took us a while to reach the snow. We found more solid snow coverage at around 4200 ft high and after initial attempt to walk on the snow, snowhoes went
on. Cold wind also picked up in the higher elevation, chilling us fast. From T-shirts we bundled in several layers, gloves and hats to enjoy the views.
Great trip, around 10 miles and 4300 ft elevation gained.