Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hilton Lakes Ski

This Saturday I skied with my friends Anne and Brian in the upper Hilton Lakes area near Rock Creek. We were greeted with great High Sierra scenery, balmy temperatures and strong winds.

We were astounded by the size of this avalanche crown near the head of the drainage.
Anne and Brian cruise up towards our eventual destination which is up and right at the shallow saddle.
Brian enjoying the incredible views from the top.
And enjoying some fine skiing.
Anne got in the groove too
The snow was just a touch softer than ideal, but we were not complaining,
Looking back up the drainage on the way out.
We had to contend with some fairly overcooked mush on the way out, but it wasn't miserable enough to dampen our spirits one bit.

That was a super day!

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