So, headed back up and curious to see how the rest of the route developed above the Palisades. I won't go back over the details of the climb as it has been described previously but there were some big differences. First, early in the climb an SUV approached and it had a rather large snowman on the hood with branches for arms. Would have loved to gotten a pic of that and don't know how it had managed to stay perched on the hood because it was real snow and would have been real heat coming from the hood. Don't see that every day but then other cars and trucks came down with piles of snow wherever they could put it. Up around 7000' and above it had snowed a lot a few days early and lots of people came up to enjoy.
Here, a scene I saw repeated many times, dude shoveling snow into the back of his truck to take back down to the valley and make a snowman for the front yard.