or Sugarloaf Peak and Miner’s Ridge.
Started not too late, 7:30am, even when Steven’s Pass was closed until 6:15am for plowing.
Managed to squeeze out 1:30 hours before snowmobiles passed me – then I passed them, then they passed me..
Luckily, they then decided to _not_ go up to Sugarloaf Peak. My lucky day?
The weather was a bit wild, clouds came and left.
Several times I thought I might not see blue sky again.
Only to be surprised suddenly, again. Pushing occasionally through some overblown snow, putting first tracks up to the peak.
Clouds forming and disappearing.
Reaching the top to see far and clear.
I have a few minutes to myself before a couple snowmobilers make a brief appearance.
Then I have the peak to myself again – for as long as it takes me to saturate on the view, and long to ride a bit more.
What would it be like to stay in the Lookout this time of the year?
Time to ride Miner’s Ridge. Only a couple snowmobilers pass me, and it’s 11 am already! The early bird gets nice tracks.
Sugarloaf Peak does not look impressive from Miner’s Ridge. More like a smudge.
But the mountain to the north still look impressive. Would a 2 day trip suffice to explore this ridge in winter?
The snow is still fairly hard, perfect for biking.
Then it’s time to ride back, and look around one last time.
And ride one last hill up, before flying down almost 4000 ft.