Trail crew 277 cleared trail the day before. All was well! No blow down; mud in spots along Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant as expected but easy going. Tad of snow on Giant, no problem. Lost batteries, so did unplanned return by same. Found batteries.

Gear: good shoes and a smile (wind breakers, headlamps, etc for the careful)

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Cliff Reiter