Ice climbing season ended somewhat abruptly due to the coronavirus pandemic so this hike was the start of snow climbing season. Brian and I went up to Fremont Pass south of Copper Mountain and made a quick jaunt up Mount Arkansas and the Moonshine Couloir. It had been eight years since I hiked the Moonshine Couloir of Mount Arkansas. We hiked up the basin toward Mount Democrat about 1.5 miles before making a sharp right into the upper basin below the snow climb. Snow conditions were generally favorable all day. We only experienced a bit of post-holing as we neared the trailhead on the way down around 11:45 am. We descended the north ridge back to the trailhead for a five hour car-to-car day.