The beginning was not so auspicious for Double Rich. As a result of the snow we deviated from the trail a couple of times. As we were in a valley that narrows on one end it was not so much of a big deal as we were forced (eventually) in the right direction. Had we read the guidebook a little more closely we would have avoided wasting valuable energy. But hey, thems the breaks, right? It was nice to have a partner in ineptitude for a change. Instead of me worrying about finding the right path and about ice and snow on the steep section of the trail I had the Other Rich to take care of it. The weather was beautiful, the scenery epic, and I was secure in the knowledge that should something go wrong we had each other. Lovely.