I had called a convienient store in Speculator the night before to verify that they had no snow...turns out, they got about 2" of unexpected fresh powder over night. After a quick pit stop for some homemade muffins, we ventured back south to test our luck at Nine Corners Lake to try and salvage the day and actually climb something. Unfortunately we ran into the same dilema in Caroga Lake but the accumulation was far less than what we experienced in Speculator so we hiked into the boulder field with snow brushes and crash pads to give it a go.
A majority of the boulders were covered with snow but we were able to climb for a few hours. It was cold and uncomfortable but just being outside in the fresh air made all of the negatives temporarily go away.
The fresh snowfall lingering throughout the boulder field
Banta eyeing up his current project "The Gatekeeper"
Tim on the upper sequence of "The Origin"
Pooler styling on the lower portion of "The Origin"