May 4, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Proposal

Out and back from big parking area on east side of Turnagain Pass, 12-mile round trip, 3300 ft vert to Tincan Peak. Lateral distance is slightly shorter, vertical slightly greater for Kickstep.

Early start would be good to ascend in cooler temperatures. Sunburst has not seen 32F since 28-Apr (and 60F recorded May 2), and Center Ridge (1800 ft el) has not seen 32F since 26-Apr. Snowpack could be mushy, but I'm guessing it's settled and hoping it's not rotten.

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