The snow line was at 2800 feet. We continued on, crossing the slide on the north slope of Dix. About 30 minutes later we reached a steep incline where the push to the summit began in earnest. The snow was about a foot deep at that point and Rev began to object to continuing our journey. After a couple more minutes, she made her intentions known by sitting down in the snow facing back down the hill. She refused to budge in an uphill direction. We were at 3600 feet. There wasn't much distance left to cover, but it was another 1200 feet to ascend.
With no cooperation from Rev, we turned around. She was more than eager to retrace our path back down the mountain. We passed another man climbing with a small dog and I wished him luck. I was thankful for the nice weather and the nice day in the woods, but I really want to start grabbing some of these peaks!
|She was not bashful about heading back down|
(from my shortened trip)
Hike Distance: 11.8 miles
Hike Time: 6 hours
Total Vertical Gain: 2440 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1620 feet
Turn Around Elevation: 3600 feet
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|The blue line on Google Earth shows my path (and turnaround point)|