Since HALT classes have been canceled for the year, Rich and I decided on an overnighter in the local mountains. Due to some recent storms we were confident of snow coverage in the San Gabriels. We drove up to Grassy Hollow via Wrightwood. It was good to see Mt. High ski area open with plenty of snow. We made it through all the snow play folks and parked alongside the road at the Grassy Hollow ranger station. We geared up and started hiking up the road to Jackson Flat. Rich towed the sled and I walked in my snowshoes. However the road was pretty sparsely covered and were grinding our gear pretty good. The campground had plenty of snow thankfully and we found a good spot near one of the group sites. The wind made it pretty cold so after dinner we hunkered down in the tent for a long night. In morning, we made some coffee and quickly broke camp. Overnight a slight dusting of snow covered the road a bit more but also added quite a bit of ice. It was great trip and good to get out with friends.
|North Face four season tent is rock solid|
|Didn't have to dig out a table|
|Mt. Baden-Powell from Jackson Flat|
|This sled was retired after this trip|