A solid 6 miles climb gains 1800+' on the Elk Trail. Less than four miles back to the lodge on the South Lodge Lane (aka Cat Track). B ran all the way to the top today, for her first "no-walk" ascent. Three or four inches of fresh POW made the climbing tricky and physical. In a few weeks we will be skinning and skiiing these slopes- until late June.
|On the 8 mile drive to Brundage from McCall, you pass a small roadside park affording this incredible view of Payette Lake and the Crestline Trail. That skyline is the centerpiece of the Wild Idaho 100.|
|B about a mile into her Brundage climb.|
|These trees live tough lives. Withered and gnarly.|
|The view west from Brundage's summit of the Crestline Trail and the Lick Creek Range behind.|
|B nears the top as Granite Mountain looks on.|
|B triumphant on top.|