Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nosebleed: Mar 18, 2012

Nosebleed - March 18, 2012
Toured out to Nosebleed with Brendon and Mike for a couple Sunday laps. Beautiful weather, great snow on the North-facing slopes. The snowpack is starting to get interesting with the spring melt/freeze cycles starting up.










Turnagain Pass: Feb 24-25, 2012

Eddies - Feb 18, 2012
Easy tour with Mike up Eddies. Bad visibility, but deep powder!






Magnum - Feb 18, 2012
Long day with Peter and Mike. Did a couple laps in the Magnum area, one on Goldpan and finished the day with Corner Pocket. Saw a huge cornice drop on Goldpan... pretty crazy.













Presidents Weekend: Feb 18-20, 2012


Snowbird Glacier Attempt - Feb 18, 2012
Due to attempting a new route to the glacier, we didn't make it to the hut. We climbed several ridges, did some rock scrambles by foot, and in the end had to turn back because of avalanche danger and losing sunlight. We saw some incredible views and skied some areas that I would not have been to otherwise. Fun day nonetheless.















Presidents - February 19, 2012
We were sore and exhausted after a 10 hour tour the day before. We decided to go out for an easy lap on Presidents to get some exercise. Perfect for Presidents Day Weekend





Lazy Mountain - February 20, 2012
Did an exploratory skin up Lazy Mountain. Followed the summer trail up and found some powder fields on the way down.


Motivation

I had been lacking a lot of motivation since the new year. Finally decided it's time to play catch up. Too many details to remember all the specifics, but I can fill you in with photos. Trips include another Snowbird Glacier attempt, a weekend in Turnagain Pass, and some tours in Hatcher Pass... I also took a trip down to Jackson to collect myself and regain my sanity. It was a great week and now I'm back in AK, the days are getting MUCH longer, and spring skiing is on it's way. Departing tomorrow night for a weekend trip to Valdez!

Photo posts following shortly...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wyoming bound... Jackson for the week.