This one needs no explanation. One look tells you everything you need to know.

The Y from the mini parking lot….. Going up!

Made some new friends and we all took turns cutting steps into the chute. Gotta love those ski boots.

Over half way by sunrise.

The last 40 feet to the top was gripper. Mountaineer style.

Thanks to my trusty ice axe i didnt fall off the ridge. Snowboard boots might as well be slippers on ice.

Ah yes…. paradise.

Over 3,000 feet at a consistent 42 degree pitch to the road. What else could you ask for?

The extra fun part.

Take THAT Mr. Snowman!