Thursday, February 12, 2009

2009 Feb 12 Castle Peak / Andesite Peak with David S. and Jeff K.

- Google Earth route map

Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge it.

We head up the traditional Castle Valley trail - fresh snow ago - breaking trail.

This is from the base of Andesite Ridge on our way to Castle pass.

Ridge rocks on the west ridge of Castle peak above Castle Pass. Jeff kept us moving forward as the alluring slopes below this saddle beckoned. Let's see - ski down champagne powder, or break trail upwards.... we choose to continue upwards for greater rewards.

Rimed crumholtz bravely survives on the ridge. Beautiful day.

We carefully try to pick a protected line climbing the ridge. Can't ski down if you don't climb up. Weather has begun to arrive, but we continue upwards...

Jeff rips off the summit ridge. Happy man.

Skiing down Castle Peak to Round Valley. Can you find Waldo?

Done with Castle Peak - we follow the lower ridge to Andesite Ridge and Andesite Peak.

Traveling along Andesite Ridge.

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