This shot was taken from where I began my hike. Land Peak is on the right. Since there is no trail, I thought it would be easier to follow the vehicle tracks, climb up into the open area on the ridge to the left of the peak, then head for the summit from there. Boy was I wrong!
When I got up on top of the ridge in the "open" area I found it to be covered with impenetrable snowbrush. I slogged through just enough of it to get me back down into the forest where I could make my way towards and then up to the summit. I only went through about 30 feet of the dense snowbrush, but it was enough to get me bleeding (minor) from a small cut the brush made just above the top of my boot.