Good day today. Andy and I weren't too excited about skiing in a white out after spending a few days in sunny California. Lucky for us, Sam and Uncle Roman were psyched and willing to go explore a new canyon down in the county. Unsure of the name, we referred to it as "Sam's Canyon."
|The boys on the way up|
|Group ice climb!|
|Sam on top of our easy ice, Roman climbing, Andy wallowing|
We immediately knew we'd be back the next day with a rope, real tools and a little gear. Since we couldn't get the big ice done today we kept heading up and over a few smaller ice bulges. The highest bulge turned out to be GARBAGE. It was basically slush on top of water on top of rock. Not the best for climbing. We probably could have gotten over it but with out a rope we would have had to down climb the already disintegrating ice. We decided to turn about.