That there be Dragontail Peak and she was not exactly smiling at me as I tromped around her flanks on Friday. The mountains around here have been getting slapped silly by wind and rain/snow, but the weather forecast this weekend appeared to offer a break from the elements. I was jonesing to get some rock under my feet, so partly cloudy with a high temp of 37 was good enough in my book. The mountain pass roads won’t be snow-free much longer so I figured this might be my last chance to gain some elevation this year. I had been eying a return trip to the Enchantments ever since my adventures back in July and with the overnight permits suspended for the winter, the timing seemed right. Friday was not pleasant at all. Saturday made up for it. I’ll have all the gory details and many more pictures soon.
Looks pretty fearsome, Josh!