Long time lurker to the TAY website and have been bummed to see the decline in trip reports over the past few years. I figured with the new site now was as good as any to start posting.
This past weekend we went up to Mt. Daniel hoping for some decent weather a little further east. Snow had us walking the road about a mile before Scatter Creek. The road definitely goes to the TH by this point. Continuous snow started around 4600 feet but the traverse under Cathedral Rock has some bare sections and was booted. We skied from the False summit around to the Daniel Glacier and then climbed to the saddle to drop off overnight gear. We skied two great half laps down the Lynch glacier to the top of the cloud deck around 7k. Sunset above the clouds was incredible.
The following day we descended to gain the south ridge of Hinman and an easy skin brought us to the summit. Great skiing and then mush got us to the Foss River drainage. From here a quick skin and a short rock carry got us to Pea Soup Lake and a final climb up the Lynch to grab overnight gear and exit.