OK, about 9:15 and read to launch. Blodgett summit out of view behind lower summit.
L-R: Greg, Taylor, Emmett, Kyle, Liz, Nancy and Tom plus three canines. Brett standing next to me (not in photo).
It's easy to heat up once you're moving: clothes break. [Brett on right.]
The open south-facing slopes were mostly snow-free.
Split Rock - hey, we're one-third the way there: a gnarly crew.
In the shade of the forest, the snow was more prevalent, but not at all deep.
One of our steeper sections here.
View from Look Out Rock: half-way there now.
Can you still see the Jones' home, from whence we started?
First to score: Liz atop Blodgett.
Brett could not have been far behind! [Got this and prior photo from Liz.]
OK - the summit at last: view north to AF Academy.
Liz and Brett had surged ahead (wanting to then catch Reice's hockey game). I arrived a short while after their first ascent. No doubt Brett climbed the Incline later in the day. :)
View SW to a local 14er.
View to SE. The Jones' home is blocked by the lower summit.
All right: Victory at 9423'. They may look like warm-bodies, but with the wind-chill it is way-cool.
More info on Blodgett here: http://www.geocities.com/cdorry/blodgett.html
Some of the survivors later delighted in lunch at the "Egg and I."