It was my first winter hike. We started from Loveland pass at about 5:00AM and were at the summit at 8:30AM. It was a beautiful day with strong winds. The snow pack was not very soft but not very hard either. It was perfect to try crampons on which we did. I also tried some glissade and practiced self arrest.
Thanks to Dr. Turk for planning this trip and letting me come along.