Ontario Peak 12.15.13

This week we made our way back up to Icehouse Canyon to tackle Ontario Peak. This is another nice winter hike provided you have the proper gear. Sadly, we saw a few people take a spill on the slick trails. One gentleman blew out his knee and we saw it swell into something quite awful. Luckily, a fellow hiker lent him a pair of trekking poles and he was able to safely descend to the parking lot. The trail is in great condition from the parking lot to the Saddle, with only few streaks of snow and ice. Past the saddle, things get a little more slushy, and I would recommend crampon or micro-spike use to the summit. As always, the views were gorgeous. It’s nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of summer hiking, we only saw one other person on the trail past the saddle this time around and the parking lot was nearly empty upon arrival.

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