Today, I took the day off to hike up to Ontario Peak. I wanted to knock this off because of the upcoming storm we were going to have. On the trails leading to to the saddle were manageable. I had on my microspikes and trekking poles during the majority of the hike. After I passed the saddle, the trails were all covered up in snow. I didn't see any trails at all. Apparently, I selected the wrong peak to summit. I didn't see much hikers going up to Ontario Peak. I only saw one pair of footprint in the snowy trails. And this person did alot of backtracking.
After a slow, meticulously processed, I finally reached Ontario Peak. I had the Peak by myself. It was a little foggy up there. Not alot of snow nor ice. Since, it was a bit chilly, I started myself down the Peak. I had no problem coming down because I drew arrows in the snow to guode myself back to my car.
As much as fun hiking snow, I would not recommend doing it. It quite dangerous. The snow covered much on the trails. Since I have hiked up to Ontario Peak alot of time, I knew where the trails were. But I was very careful in my steps moving forward.