Fantastic weekend to be out in the Supes!! We got to experience everything but the hot, hot, heat of summer. The snow was WONDERFUL!
Did this trip as a key exchange with ABC. One group left from Canyon Lake TH, and the other from Peralta. We camped at Charlebois. Saturday hiking was perfect weather. Overcast, but super comfortable with great views of Weaver's Needle and plenty of time to take in the sights. We got to camp around 2:00 and set up our shelters thinking that we had limited time before the storms rolled in. We shouldn't have felt so rushed. There was plenty of time to set up, wander around a bit, relax in the hammock, filter water, cook dinner, and hang out around the fire. It didn't start raining 'til around 10:30 and by then we were all snuggled up in our hammocks and tents. I woke up around 12:00 feeling like my tarp was trying to suffocate me. It was just the 2 inches of snow accumulated on top of it, so a quick shake and all was well again. After that, I woke up a couple more times to get rid of the snow on the tarp. I turned the headlamp on to check out the total accumulation at around 3am... looked pretty close to 4 inches to me. Then it started to rain again and it all melted down to what we had left in the morning, which was still quite lovely. My camera battery died just as we left camp
So I didn't get to take any pics on the way out. The hike out was pretty fun. The trail was still easy to follow, though a bit soggy. We got sleeted/hailed on a couple of times and then had about 30 minutes of snow on the Bluff Springs Trail. Only took us about 3 hours to go from Charlebois to Peralta. I guess we didn't want to stop and smell the non-existent roses
Such a fun trip! I'm so glad we didn't cancel it
But I am still experiencing pain due to no-functioning-camera-during-rare-snow-event-itis. Sigh. Guess I will just have to look at everyone else's pics