I think so! But seriously, I am surprised that so many people would give a "do it" message for people to hike Washington in winter when they don't know the people. She has posted before, so folks may be familiar with all that she and her husband have hiked, but she seems to ask a lot of amature questions. And nothing is known about the friend. It takes more than an experienced hiker to climb George in winter. Thanks for the greenie, Maddy.