Wednesday the 20th we headed up to a prominence above Guardsman Pass and just below Clayton's Peak. Nick, myself and our good friend Mike AKA Avi Danger Mike thought it to be a good place to find some good snow and avoid any potential avalanche danger. The snow pack is never the same in two places and it was easily noted during our tour through Paradise Trees. The storm in late October made for some skepticism but the area seemed stable. The snow coverage wasn't what we hoped for seeing how there are a lot of dead trees in the area which made for some extreme skinning on the way up. Mike and I skinned up and Nick charged straight up on snow shoes to 10,420 ft. We got some turns and had a great time. CHOWDER-HOUNDIN!!!!