I went out early this morning to test my ankle out on some mountain terrain - I chose a line up Ymir Bowl that was almost all snow and had hopes of reaching the notch/col on the north ridge between the summit of Ymir and the bump locally known as Half Dome. The sun was already peaking out up there and I knew it would be great to get up to 2300 metres and enjoy the sun and views of the surrounding mountains.
But, I was slow, and, after 800 feet my foot began to ache. With some reluctance, I turned around and carefully kicked steps down. The snow was actually in awesome condition for glissading, but that seemed kinda dumb, even to me.
Early morning in Ymir Bowl