Monday, April 4, 2011

Onion Valley

Today I had little left in the tank after two solid days of touring, but I rallied to meet my coworker Brian for a dawn ski up in Onion Valley.
We headed back towards Kearsarge Pass and then veered right up some nice south facing slopes.
The snow got a bit steep and firm for skinning so we booted the last 500' or so.
Brian took this group photo at our high point.
Amazing, sheer granite terrain with University Peak on the right.
We found good corn snow most of the way down with an occasional patch of heavy, new snow that had not yet cooked down.
Nice way to start the work day!

1 comment:

ellen and Jeffrey Bergeron said...

Thanks for your inspiration! We are heading your way late April with camper, bikes skis for a few weeks of play.