We had one day of nice weather and the promise of 1’ to 1 1/2’ of new snow in the mountains. Thomas and Martina got a play day pass and the three of us headed for Guye Peak. The new snow that fell a couple nights ago was as much as 16” deep or so and made for some very tough slogging up in snowshoes. After reaching the summit ridge we found a trail that we followed to the back end of a large group of Boeing Alpine Club (BoAlps) out on a field trip. They had ascended from the Commonwealth basin side with no snowshoes and were breaking the trail in front of us. There trail making efforts were greatly appreciated as we reached the steep top section.
On top we went up onto the north summit cornice as high as we dared then came down and had lunch. Our summit time was a little over two hours and I showed about 1954’ gain. After lunch and some pictures we headed back down in the now very soft snow. Some glissading down lower helped to speed things up a bit. Down time about 45 minutes.
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