12/17/16 Today turned out to be a GREAT DAY. Started at 5:30 AM 25 degrees with water running in the crossings. From 3300 ft. elev. lots of ice puddles up to the Peak. First 10 miles temp. 25 to 30 degrees.Was not prepared for that. Have already been to REI for a fix. Happy to be back on M.S. after a good rain even with a little suffering. Legs thawed on the descent. It was the descent that perfected the day. All 14 miles everything was easy to flow thru due to the excelent traction of the soil. That was super sweet.