Bottom of the Canyon, going up.
Pine forests = getting higher.
White stuff: higher yet.
A momentary reprieve from climbing at Mineral flat, looking up Mineral fork and the distant Cardiac Ridge---all still skiable in Mid June.
The mountaintop finish: Climb from 4500- to 8300-feet elevation, and with Team Tandem-Trailer Continental's much slower 1800-foot climb makes 5600 feet of vertical for the weekend---not bad stats.
The descent with Reynolds and Gobblers to keep me company.