April 4th, 2011
Jon Cupka and I took photos and located routes at Blue Mounds on Saturday. After a cool start it was a great day–sunny in the morning, then clouds later. The clouds were important because the tree shadows make some sunny shots useless. While the sunny photos are prettier, the cloudy shots often have better contrast and reveal more detail on the cliffs.
It was very easy to get around, though there were still some snowdrifts in the gullies. We ran into Jasper and Pete Hunt (Mankato State) and climbers from South Dakota and Wyoming.