Monday, May 1, 2017

Kid Mountain

As good fortune would have it, my friends Nicki and Isaac visited this weekend and wanted to go ski touring. I met them last year on the Haute Route (click here) where we had a good old time.

They had done a big tour the day before and I hammered with the boys on our gravel grinder, so we were all in the mood for a more moderate tour. Kid Mountain fit the bill nicely.

We enjoyed easy booting right from the bottom along with warm sun and a light, cool breeze.

Higher up the slope steepened a bit and the snow became wintery.

All smiles on the summit plateau.

We walked over the summit to enjoy a fine vantage of the big peaks at the head of the South Fork of Big Pine Creek.

The winter snow, an inch or two of faceted snow over a firm base, skied very well.

Nicki finds the best snow.

Isaac enjoys himself.

Sweet corn a little lower.

Truly fantastic skiing top to bottom. Really glad Nicki and Isaac made the trip over. Good times!

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