Another one off the bucket list - wahoo! What a great day! I love Humphrey's, and I love snowshoeing, so what a perfect combo! The snow was really soft, so it made for a tough and slow-going ascent, but the descent (which I usually HATE) was really fun! Bob convinced me to try and slide down a stretch from the bomber site and it was fun, but really scary! I didn't know how to stop and almost pummeled him.
I got to the saddle 1st and decided to wait there for the rest of the crew. It was really warm the whole way up, but boy did I get cold fast standing up there in the whipping wind. Finally after about 15 minutes and 3 layers later, I had a brunette moment and decided to hunker down next to a pile of rocks to block the wind while I waited. DOH!!!!
The wind was brutal from the saddle and along the ridge to the summit. I had 3 layers of gloves on and my fingertips still felt frozen. The rest of me was fine, luckily. We didn't think we'd be on the summit for more than about a minute or two with the way the wind was treating us, but we were pleasantly surprised to find it not as bad up there. So we decided to stay and eat lunch up there.
The views were phenomenal, and so was the workout. The beer at the end wasn't too shabby either. We had a great dinner at Altitude's afterward, then headed back to reality.