Once we reached the top, the patrol had to install a new Red Cone summit sign because the old one disapeared last year.
On the northwest side of the pass, we ran into a ton deep snow! Luckily we had a lot of hands that day, so we had no problem shoveling our way through the deep white stuff. The first drifts was about 4 feet deep and 30-40 yards long. We made it through in about an hour. As we crept closer to the river crossing, we encountered a serious of 8-10 foot drifts. These were very interesting drifts. There would be an 8 foot hump of snow in front of you, but 15 feet from where you were standing, there was dirt again. Then 20 yards down the trail was another 8 foot hump. We shoveled out the first drift, but after that we just winched and drove over.
The trail is now open and ready for wheelers state, and nation wide!!