Sunday, June 15, 2008

Skiing

Dave, Kevin and i went to Fernie on Saturday to do some skiing. We drove into the public parking lot at Island Lake Lodge. It was a brilliant blue day and a late start so i figured we might be limited as to what we could do. We tied our ski's onto our packs and headed up the snow cat trail to the snowline. From there we skinned up the west side of the valley just to do some exploring. The sun was warming the snow fairly quickly which had me concerned but it seemed to be holding up. We headed up to the back end of one of the drainages (i'm really not sure which one) and climbed a north, north-east facing coulior. By the time we got to the top the sun was beating on the snow pretty hard and was softing rapidly. We took our skins off and headed back down. The skiing was quite good. We skied/picked our way down through the trees as far as we could to avoid packing our ski's to far. We were back at the truck about 3:00pm. We headed over to Steve's for a couple of cold beers and then home. I can hardly wait for Logan's Pass to open up.

2 Comments:

At 6/15/2008 10:59:00 PM , Blogger Scott Harms said...

when it does, let me know, i am itching to ski still. stayed up the other night to watch a ski flick.....

 
At 6/16/2008 09:56:00 AM , Blogger chris g said...

Too bad you didn't head down to Stonehill after. It was a great weekend. On Sunday we explore Bighorn Butress - the area around Supercrack. There are some absolutely fabulous climbs to the right of Supercrack. The face around the corner has a 5.9 and 10b that are stellar. Also a buttress far to the left has a superb 10 up an arete. The latter isn't in the most recent stonehill guide that I just picked up.

We still found a few ticks down there!

 

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