Up Mount Si on a beautiful winter day. It was icy for about the last 1.5 miles, I was might glad to have Yak Trax for my boots - although I broke one, and need to find a sturdier replacement.
I have been training for a climb up Rainier in June. Going up Mount Si with a progressively heavier pack is an important part of my training. This hike was with 13 kg (28 pounds). I am working my way up to 25 kg (55 pound) pack. Most of my hikes have been slogging in the rain and mist - today was a great exception.