12 miles of hiking • 5750' elevation gain •
On a Mazama trip. Because of the soft snow reports, we decided to do a midnight start for firmer conditions.The sunrise was beautiful at 0500, then the weather turned and was miserable the rest of the trip. We persisted and summited in a whiteout. Going down we were facing into the wind and got pummeled by horizontal ice pellets. Type 2 fun!