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Early Snow on Byers Peak

Snow, cold, and wind on Byers Peak this morning; winter is on its way. Byers is the prominent peak due West of the town of Fraser. I started the climb on my Mtn bike about a mile below the normal trail head parking lot and rode another 3 miles up the dirt road to where only foot traffic is allowed. From there, it is usually a straight forward 3 to 4 mile hike to the top. Today the trail and parts of the road were covered in a fresh blanket of snow which made it an extraordinary pre-winter ascent.


Early snow on Byers Peak

Transition from biking to hiking

Blanket of fresh snow on the trail

Norbu near the summit

Selfie on the summit

View from the summit looking southwest

Gratuitous Fall color photo on the way back to town 

-Jim Gile


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