> The e-ear must have been fun while videotaping.
Yeah. Videos NS6 and NS7
show it. Near the end in NS6, you can see me switching hands on the camera as I approach the elephant ear. NS7 begins as I go up and over it. I think I was dangling a hiking pole and holding the camera in the left hand, using the right hand to lean on the face. Fun stuff
I've not seen any reports on the North Fork lately. But I would guess it is pretty rotten right now -- crossing the creek would be a mess with snow to the banks, then a drop into the water, then snow on the other side. I'd bet the North Side route would be better -- snow in the shadows of the trees, but none up on the granite.