After an early 4AM start we were at the Redfish Lake trailhead at 7:00AM in 37 degree sunny weather.
|Mt. Heyburn with our line to the left|
|Kicking steps above the fifth lake|
After a little sweat we were at the base of the thumb, where we quickly put on skis and were off! The snow was firm with a soft corn/slush layer on top making for smooth turns in the sun cupped snow.
After the fishing, it was time for a quick bite to eat and then we hit the trail for home. By the time we reached the car at 4:00PM it was 82 degrees. It was a long hot slog back but well worth it. All told we did a little over 13 miles and had a ball!