A huge group assembled at the Pickle Gulch trailhead today to join the run. In addition to the folks on the meetup list, I think we picked up 4 extra rigs. Regular forum lurker Nick brought his 4x4 van. 2 4runners and a Tacoma saw our group airing down and decided to join.
I think we had 14 rigs in total, so we split into two groups. Shane and Jayson led the first group and set out to bash any snow. I led the second group a little after the first set out.
Just as in 2019 we were turned back by snow just above the cabin. Despite Shane's best effort he was not able to blaze a trail and we had to cut the run short. Many in the first group decided to check out additional trails near Gamble Gulch (hopefully they will post with correct details). I took the 3 Toyotas up to Switzerland trail to try cliffhanger 2.0.
Switzerland was nearly entirely free of snow. Cliffhanger 2.0 had one small patch of snow that gave me trouble but is easily overcome with a locking rear diff. The 4 runners made the climb successfully while the Tacoma driver rode along with the rest of us. While we were descending cliffhanger the remaining members of the lead group met up with us.
We ran all of Switzerland trail from gold hill Rd to sawmill Rd without issue.
Great day on the trail and glad to meet many of the new members and random folks we picked up today.