I was afraid that Jefferson Pass had been under-estimated. I distinctly remember thinking (as we were headed the opposite way last year) "This would be a bitch going the other way!!" In my memory, all the other mountain ranges we had crossed in Nevada were more difficult on the eastern facing slopes but that one was different.
I am glad to see that all of you conquered it!
Good stuff! Keep it coming!!
Bummer about the snow drift on Ophir. Have a look at this satellite shot that was lingering in my mind last June as we dealt with the gnarly grade approaching the summit from the east side. Did you notice the date of the image??
See that big snow drift that Mark found? The high point of the pass is very close to where the 2nd waypoint from the left side of the picture is.