Saturday, February 11, 2012

Powder, Debris

The two Wills and Ben went for a ridge walk to the top of Gobbler's Knob. Ben brought his spotting scope to view avalanches. We spotted some old avalanche crowns, now wind-blown and filling in, of when the entire west face pulled out.

The author at the summit.

Ridge walking.

Its hard to see, but someone wanted to decorate the summit of Gobbler's with a sparkly somethingorother in the tree. The view north to the Sessions mountains seems decoration enough. 

And yes, there was some skiing. There was about 10 turns in creamy powder on the 30-degree sub-ridge, the best of the year thusfar, before it gave way to crusts and avalanche debris from the last storm cycle.

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