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Colvin, Blake, Nippletop, Dial - Apr 28/17

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  • Colvin, Blake, Nippletop, Dial - Apr 28/17

    Trails are mostly dry up to about 2500'. A mixture of dry trail, mud, and snow above. I took the Gill Brook approach and barebooted up to the junction with the trail to Elk Pass. From there, microspikes worked well. There was a bit of wading to get through Elk Pass. Once on the Nippletop ridge, staying on the narrow spine was a bit precarious, and I thought of putting on the snowshoes a few times, but they ended up strapped to the pack. It was shorts weather today. Fat flies are buzzing but no sign of black flies or mosquitos, yet.