Grind closed for "Seasonal" closure as of Tuesday. Raining and 9deg in parking lot at 4.30pm. Snow in last quarter, becoming almost ice particles. Overshoes with carbide studs advised!
Worth it, once at the top.
For once Grouse maintained a degree of accuracy, in their snow report of Dec6. Did the Grind last night and there was indeed up to 40cm of fresh powder snow. A step out of the compressed trail resulted in snow over my knees. Thank heavens for gaiters. The fresh snow did make for an excellent workout however. I made the correct decision to start with my Solomon Spikecross shoes, (free plug), which have built in carbide spikes. Last quarter has enough snow to use the heavier micro spikes.
Whoever blazed the current trail had longer legs than I so some of the steps were uncomfortably high. Made for a better quad workout!