I had Friday off due the Northfield race (which was cancelled due to lack of snow) so off I went. It was snowing/raining the entire 3 hour drive. We got to the start at 930 and picked up our free snowshoe pass. I carried a bunch of extra clothes and snowshoes and some gels. Kevin carried about the same. It was 26 degrees and snowy when we started. The summit was 7 degrees with winds around 20 mph and freezing fog.
We took our time just enjoying being outside and chatting the whole climb. KT noted a few times that if it looked bad we'd bail. It never got really bad. The worst of it was the icy footing but microspikes kept us going. At 3 miles Kevin took off a layer and I got some pictures.
The weather cooperated even though it was a bit chilly with the wind. There were a few spots of bare road and a few extended spots of ice but mostly it was okay.
We thought we'd get in trouble when the snow-cat stopped and the driver got out. But he waived and yelled "Hi Kevin!". Too funny!
We reached the top in 1:55 and spent about 5 minutes on top before heading on down (as we were getting cold). Back down in 1:20. Great day!