John and I did the Rattlesnake traverse on a warm spring sunday. We took our time, chugging along at a moderate pace and taking long breaks to enjoy the day. Unfortunately, most of the north facing terrain was desperately icy, so the skiing was marginal. In any case, there was plenty of snow, and it was good to get back to one of Missoula's finest ski outings. approx. 8,500 vertical feet and done in about 11 hours car to bike.
Read John's account here,
|Heading up to Stewart peak (Photo: John Lehrman).|
|John de-swelling his feet on the summit of Mosquito peak|
|John climbing to Sanders peak with the north face of Mosquito behind.|
|Climbing above Sanders lake (Photo: John Lehrman).|
|Ready to walk out a snow-free runout at Snowbowl (Photo: John Lehrman).|