01-29-2006, 04:43 PM
I told my wife I was going out for a pack of cigarettes and ended up on Rusk , finishing what I started out to do 2 weeks ago, when I cut short the SW,(Leaviit) Hunter, Rusk loop because of rain, slush ,dropping temps, and darkness. It was a quick, direct trip up and down as I was trying to beat the rain. I was considering going on to Evergreen after eating lunch at the canister,when it briefly sleeted and freezing rained, cancelling that idea. I just made it to the PA when the snow hit, turning to rain halfway down the valley. Looks like the end of what ever winter conditions we had left. Still a nice hike with the dog for company.