Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009 January 7th - Ski Tour to Castle Pass and beyond to Peter Grub Hut

Creek bed on the way to Castle Pass

Castle Peak from the meadow. The snow fields below the rock bands are all skiable.

Wind blasted trees after a cold wet storm

Same grove a few days later after warmer temperatures

Sliers selecting routes on Castle Peak from the pass. Approach to the summit is made from the north shoulder (left side). There are some great runs over the left shoulder dropping to the lake below.

Peter Grub Hut - partially buried. Entrance is through the ladder to the door on the 2nd floor. There is now a solar panel which powers some 12 volt lights. Basin Peak is in the background.

Lenticular cloud over castle pass. The storm blew in the following day.

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