We welcomed the New Year atop Granite Mountain in the crisp, albeit subfreezing, air.
New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one. The 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. ~ Wikipedia
This year I managed to rally two friends to help spice up the typically low-key outing.
Armed with optimal weather forecast and moderate avalanche danger, pup an I continued our New Year’s tradition on this beautiful mountain.
Last hiking slash scrambling slash snowshoeing slash climbing trip of 2017!
Parking lot had only two cars parked on a sheet of ice when we arrived in late morning.
Snow showers and avalanche danger hindered our New Year's Day celebration on Granite Mountain.
Our New Year's Eve tradition on Mount Persis had been put on hold the last two years due to road closures.
A great New Year’s Day outing to this off-the-beaten-path mountain with awesome views.
Snow and ice on the road kept most vehicles parked just off the freeway exit.
Continuing the New Year’s Day anniversary hike up this mountain with good company.
Pups and I teamed up with five fantastic folks we met during our first time up three years ago.
Eleventh trip up this beautiful mountain.