Took a chance on the weather and headed for Mount Ellinor. The road all the way in was in good shape, with only a little bit of snow. The trail was snow covered from the get go, but didn’t get deep until a half mile in. At this point I put on my micro spikes and gators, the spikes made the hike so much easier but not everyone used them and they seemed to do just fine. There was some post-holing after the first mile in, and it started to get really deep the last 100ft to the top where I was post-holing up to my waist.
Mount Ellinor — Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019