We left the Tri-Cities on a beautiful morning with our Blue Mountain’s goal clearly in sight. The parking lot greeted the ten of us with brilliant sunshine, dark blue skies, no wind and about 12 degrees (it did warm up to 19 over the course of the day). The snow was perfect: 2-3” of powder over a very firm base. We climbed about 700’ to an open, north/south ridge with views of the Elkhorn Crest Mountains, the Eagle Caps and the Seven Devils Wilderness in Idaho. Then we headed into the woods, and essentially did a flat, Figure-8 route above the Spout Springs ski area. Lunch was had at the far northwest corner of our adventure on a 180-degree viewpoint overlooking a large portion of eastern Washington. Our 6.6-mile trip ended with an exhilarating downhill run of about 500’ over 1/3 of a mile. The participants were all IMAC members.