With the exception of small patches of ice at R29, on the parts of the chute, and about a tenth of a mile below Byrds Nest Shelter on the Saddle Trail the trails were dry and clear of any ice or snow. Any ice on the mountain was easy to avoid. That said, always keep in mind that conditions can change radically in just a few hours time during the winter.
Looking towards Culpepper from the first false summit. R20
Looking east from the slab just above the chute.
Sunset from the summit.