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Snow cornices still hug the ridge lines above Mica Basin in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

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Tom Ross: Mica Basin puts on a snowy show

The good news is that icy Mica Creek has dropped sufficiently to permit a safe crossing into Mica Basin and some of the most dramatic scenery in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. The surprising news is that large snow banks still run right to the edge of Mica Lake itself.

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