A few weeks back, I attempted to summit Bernard. I succeeded, but there were challenges. Namely 20+ trees. That is typical for this time of year up there. The powers that be always seem to be a little slow in getting trees cleared. Often times, the trail is cleared by trail users. I assume the trees are still there today.
The second obstacle was snow...and quite a bit of it. It was a hike, then ride, then hike, then hurdle your bike over a tree type of day. I will say that all the snow on the trail is gone today.
There was also a mechanical. Oh, and then there was blood. And then another mechanical. Although, not really "another" mechanical, as the second one was related to the first. Whatever. It was a fun day.