Ann agreed to try snow camping this weekend, and she got to try rain and snow camping! It was more fun than it sounds. It wasn’t raining yet when pitched the tent in the dark Friday evening, there were even stars out. Snow seems to glow faintly at night, and we got set up on it with only minor engineering to make our stakes stay in.
Later Gabe, Aspen, and Ava rolled in. We saw them in the morning.
Aspen and Ava hiked with us to the stinky, boiling pools of the Sulphur Works.
From there Gabe, Ann, and I climbed past the Ridge lakes to an unnamed peak 8,662. It was still raining lightly on top!
We still managed a fun descent, and returned to camp very wet. The rain only increased overnight, and we hit the road in the morning. A wet trip to be sure, but no regrets.