|Get Out and Go
Joined: 13 Nov 2004
Posts: 1883 | TRs
|Town and the valley are busy with people like nothing is different. I have still been working part-days at school in Cashmere with meals distribution and bilingual parent communication for internet access for students. ANYWAY, today is Saturday and no lift-served skiing, so time to head up the Icicle. There is no longer any berm/sawhorse barricade on the Icicle road. I drove easily past 4th of July TH, close to Johnny Creek campground. Early morning it's solid packed snow/ice, but by the afternoon, sun-softened and rutted by those that insist on trying their luck to press further. I saw a low-slung Tesla make it as far as Johnny Creek and a Subaru stuck just past there. Talked to a happy young fellow from Colorado, FS employee, who summited Grindstone and spent the night in a snow cave up there. I descended to the old road Ida Creek CG and then on the new road to just shy of Chatter Creek. Great Day!
"These are the places you will find me hiding'...These are the places I will always go."
(Down in the Valley by The Head and The Heart)
"Sometimes you're happy. Sometimes you cry.
Half of me is ocean. Half of me is sky."
(Thanks, Tom Petty)