Saturday, March 28, 2015

San Bernardino Peak Snow Climb

I completed San Bernardino Peak via Angelus Oaks on 3/22 in 9.0 hours. This is a 10,600' peak. Above Limber Pine Bench (9,300') the trail was covered by 1-3' of snow. There were postholed tracks straight to the top, but I chose to traverse to Limber Pine Spring for firmer snow in the ravine and crampon up. On the way down I skipped the Bench and plowed right down to where the spring hits the trail. My time was just OK, about the typical fit hiker's time in dry conditions, but I was expecting faster given my light footwear (TNF Hedgehogs).

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