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The wife, who still lives in Austin, came up for the weekend to go house shopping and see beautiful Elko. Decided to spend Saturday climbing in the Rubies, but a big snow pack coupled with a cool spring would stop those plans. I thought it would be more melted out :wtc:We were going to scramble up Snow Lake Peak. 8 miles RT, 1800 feet of gain, class 3-4 route.Just above the upper parking lot. At this point we're 3000 feet above town and the main valley.shouldn't give the wife the camera :nono:small pano of upper Lamoille Canyonone of dozens of streams this size we crossed, with Snow Lake Peak in the background. Would have been a fun climb. I'll come back in late August and see if more snow is gone reached the snow line. the wife wore Chacos since i figured the snow would be gone, and the climb would be impossible if it wasn't, so what's the harm Snow Lake Peak againthe wife running to the next bare ground so her feet could thaw :rofl:full leather, waterproof boots >*looking back, can barely make out the parking lot.Lamoille Lake, still 95% frozen. it's at 9700 feet or so, I wonder what 14ers would look like out here.linked, it's bighttp://i.imgur.com/xH8Mq.jpgwish there was more to do, but we weren't really equipped to do much more guess i'll have to start buying real mountaineering gear now that i'm out of texas
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