Near CDT mile 670.5
After 2.5 days spent in Cuba we knew we had to escape from the town vortex so we headed out despite the fact that it was hailing on us and everyone else seemed to stay back. On the second day we were relieved to see other hikers pass by and pave the way through the snow (thanks, y’all!) - which included some invigorating near waist deep ice baths as we crossed the streams (evidence: picture #2
). It’s a mental battle to move so slowly through snow and still feel physically exhausted. I made the mistake of not drinking enough water - oops 😅 We were happy to reach the muddy downhill descent that signaled a break from the snowy conditions. A nice experience to test our winter skills.