As a compromise between a desire to get up high and the wind forecast, we settled on Estes Cone, a landmark in Rocky Mountain National Park a bit over 11,000 feet.
Yaktraxs were useful for the hike were plenty of tramped-down snow remained. As the trees thinned higher up the wind and sun had removed much of the snow.
Some recent dusting of the white stuff make Meeker and Longs look just a little more snow covered than when we were last up in this area.
The west-facing aspects of the Twin Sisters certainly showed the lack of snow this year.