|Travis and me with the clouds chasing us|
|Ryan heading up the valley|
|South fork of the Eagle River|
But...the whole way up the valley a low ominous mass of clouds was chasing us. After five miles it finally caught us at Symphony Lake where we stopped to cook our top ramen (classy, I know) with our handy jet boil. Having a hot lunch seemed like a great idea, as did resting for a few minutes. About half way trough cooking our ramen, which only takes three minutes, I was ready to bolt. Don't get me wrong, we were totally prepared with rain gear and warm clothes, but beyond wearing insulated rubber fish-processing gloves, I'm not sure what you can do to keep your hands dry and warm when it's dumping big wet sticky snowflakes sideways.
|Here we are enjoying our ramen in the beginning of a snow storm (don't we look like we're having fun??)|
|This is the last photo we took because the camera, as you can see, was fogged up and wet.|
|This isn't a good photo, but you get the idea - we hike through a blizzard only for it to get sunny two hours later.|