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|2012-12-16||Route: Northeast Ridge
Info: Passage to TH was easy; only a small amount of snow. The Rainbow Trail was bare in many spots and had only a couple inches of snow most of the way. We took the trail to Horn Creek for a mile; it varied from 3-6 inches of snow. We left it as the trail enters the basin and struck up the SE slopes to hit the ridge. Snow got deeper in some parts under the trees; as we got to the ridge crest, the wind had loaded snow in some pretty deep drifts-we postholed well above the knee in certain spots. Once past these difficulties, though, the ridge became mostly dry, as the 40 mph wind was trying to sweep everything (including us) off of it.