Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eastern Mammoth Crest Tour

I followed one fine day in the mountains with another.

Joined Rick and Lacey and skinned up towards Duck Pass in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

We arrived at Barney Lake, below the pass, to find wind wrecked Barney Bowl.

Nice views of the peaks beyond Duck Pass (foreground).

We skinned up and around to the right and took a short run on this slope. Kinda like yesterday's wind eroded snow, but chunkier.

We then skinned up to a little saddle above Sky Meadows where we enjoyed the views.

We found decent soft snow in the shady aspects.

Lacey kept the telemark stoke going.

Skinned up again in the trees and found fine skiing.
This little chute and the glades below provided the best skiing of the day.
Covered a lot of ground!
Was nice to enjoy a good long day in the mountains with some new partners.

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