Black Hole 2017

img_7012Jan 13, 2017 –  Temps from the mid 20’s to mid teens.   Trail was dry, to patchy ice, to solid ice, to 12″ snow with crust.  Dozens of blow-downs from recent storm made it going slow in parts.  Start 6:00 pm, Moonrise 6:32pm, sky clear.

We were treated with a beautiful set of conditions to move relatively fast and enjoy the moon (which was full on 1/12) the whole night. Microspikes were on and off too many times to count, as were the slips and falls.

img_7018Even with an accidental wrong turn down a side trail costing us about 20 minutes, we reached the N/S Lake campground in 5:57, good enough to qualify for ETR ;)-

A quick 15 min jog to the car, the heater went on, and a beer was enjoyed

Once arriving home my wife had made Black Hole medals (again) for us.  I slept VERY well that night.img_7019

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