Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marmot & Peak 4068

Finally some new snow after nearly two weeks of above freezing temps.  With warm temps comes a melt-freeze crust.  With a melt-freeze crust, comes "dust on crust".  Well maybe not that bad, but we found some decent snow while skiing the west face of Marmot.

HP was eerily deserted as we pulled into the lower mountain parking lot.  This is just after we all discussed the Tsunami Warning over a cup of Joe at Jitters in Eagle River.  Matt, Agnes, Marc and I were stoked for some powder skiing, after 8" of fresh fell on the Talkeetna Mountains.

Marc makes his way to the ridgeline.
Matt and Agnes make their way to the ridgeline.  The goods are located down and to the right.  No lift ticket required.  (Edited: picture of the year nominee!)
The standard pre-run stoke.  I should prolly take my skins off first...
Conquering the west face of Marmot.
After this challenging run and grueling skin track, we decided to head across the road and ski a shot off of Peak 4068.  After putting skins back on, the bluebird day was quickly turning to greybird.

Is moisture forthcoming?
Matt making tele turns in the flat light.
And the lack of slope angle made it very difficult for the Powderhound.  LB is officially tattered, as depicted below.
In other news, I was the only person in this ski group not to have climbed the tallest mountain on at least two continents.  Very humbling....but I just like to ski.  Any nobody makes me, i'm a volunteer.

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Blogger Snowbomb500 said...

Snowbomb500 approved.

March 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

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