Plans changed to Near Point. This hike will keep us on a mostly windblown ridgeline.
This is a moderate hike, will take about 4-5 hours since my pace is a little slower lately. Micro spikes will be necessary on steep snowy slopes and icy ridgeline.
Bring good windlayer, face protection, goggles or shades, the usual essentials, trekking poles or ice ax. Wear layers. Dogs welcome. Always a good idea to bring snowshoes as we never can tell what we'll find. A bungee to strap them on pack is helpful. Also, if you are new to SS please try them on at home and adjust the straps...really hard to put them on for the first time at trailhead in freezing cold.
If weather/ snow conditions are unfavorable I'll move the hike down low so check back on day of event.
Parking is $5 and pass is good here.