Hiked Eisenhower, Pierce and Jackson on 11/15/14 with Mike Lynch. These were peaks 524, 525 and 526 for “The Grid over 60”. It was 17 degrees at the Edmands Path trailhead and not predicted to get much warmer during the day. It was also predicted to be windy on the exposed summits. There was a light amount of snow on the trail at the beginning and maybe 4 inches as we neared the turn to ascend Eisenhower on the Eisenhower Loop trail.
I didn’t take any pictures on Eisenhower as it was very windy blowing a steady 30-40 MPH and gusting to 50 MPH. Fortunatley we had the winds at our back so it pushed us along instead blowing in our faces. We also encountered some knee deep snow drifts. We made our way over to Pierce where there also weren’t any views but not as windy.
We had our PBJs on Pierce and then headed down to Mizpah Hut.
We hiked over to Jackson and the sun came out and there were some nice views.
It was windy on Jackson and a little chilly.
Leaving the summit of Jackson is quite steep and was a little slippery with ice and snow but we made it with no problems. Only 50 peaks left to finish “The Grid over 60”.