Good one today! Tested out a route I'd been thinking of for a while (http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=264410
Parked at River Run parking lot. Ran to warm springs (Icebugs), then strapped on some Kahtoola KTS crampons and went up Warm Springs to the top; then down Ridge to Blue Grouse to Roundhouse Lane to Olympic cat track to Lower Olympic and down to River Run. First time in the Kahtoola KTS, and they worked great, even coming down last steep pitch of Blue Grouse. Great quad seasoning, at least for winter.
River Run to Warm Springs lodge (road): 28:27
Warm Springs to top of Baldy (1.9 mi, 3200ft): 58:26
Top to River Run: 31:08
Next time on the climb, I think I may try cutting over to Flying Squirrel and then up. The side angle toward the top of Warm Springs was really tough.
My review of the Kahtoola KTS crampons: http://runjunkie.blogspot.com/2009/01/rj-review-ka...