Gals Bag First Peak on the Way to 20 in the year 2020!
However, when the group arrived, no Darryl. So they started out anyway without him. Even if the leaders wanted to call, there is no cell service in the area.
The day was nice with some wind and the group did have some trail breaking despite our group breaking half of it the week before. That much more snow had fallen since we made tracks. The first incident that happend was that Viki realized that with the deep snow she needed gaiters, so she and Amber returned to the cars while the others waited. During the wait, many started to get cold. Luckily, it didnt' take them long to return.
Then another incident: The part around the new fencing was still a bit confusing and Susan and Viki didn't want anyone to fall in or trip by the fencing, which was hard to see as the snow was covering most of it. In an attempt to go around the fence, the group got too close to some trees; poor Rose fell into a tree well as she negotiated around it. But everyone pitched in to dig her out.
As the group made its way up the mountain, someone came up quickly behind them--it was Darryl. He realized his mistake: he had gone to Silver Crest instead of Kings Hill. So he drove up the mountain and followed the snowshoe tracks.
Everyone made it to the top, with the GiG gals bagging their first peak on the way to 20 peaks in 2020. Dissapointingly, the Top Rock warming hut wasn't serviing any food, not even hot cocoa, on this MLK day.
After eating lunch at the Top Rock, the group flew down the mountain, not stopping at all on the two miles to the bottom and back to the cars.
We arrived back in Great Falls at 3 p.m.
Who went from GiG: Amber, Susan, Viki, Rose