Mining sunshine and riding sugar snow

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.

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Managed to squeeze out 1:30 hours before snowmobiles passed me – then I passed them, then they passed me..

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Luckily, they then decided to _not_ go up to Sugarloaf Peak. My lucky day?

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The weather was a bit wild, clouds came and left.

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Several times I thought I might not see blue sky again.

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Only to be surprised suddenly, again. Pushing occasionally through some overblown snow, putting first tracks up to the peak.

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Clouds forming and disappearing.

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Reaching the top to see far and clear.

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I have a few minutes to myself before a couple snowmobilers make a brief appearance.

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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.

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What would it be like to stay in the Lookout this time of the year?

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Time to ride Miner’s Ridge. Only a couple snowmobilers pass me, and it’s 11 am already! The early bird gets nice tracks.

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Sugarloaf Peak does not look impressive from Miner’s Ridge. More like a smudge.

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But the mountain to the north still look impressive. Would a 2 day trip suffice to explore this ridge in winter?

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The snow is still fairly hard, perfect for biking.

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Then it’s time to ride back, and look around one last time.

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And ride one last hill up, before flying down almost 4000 ft.

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