October 2006: Winter's Back!!! Crow Pass

Well, it may not be 30" in 24 hours, but we have glaciers and the like to allow for some early season turns. Day one of the season was a few solid laps off of Hatcher Pass (day out with the ladies - w00t w00t! Sorry, no pics . . .) and then I figured why stop . . . so my buddy and I headed up to the Crow Pass hut and skied the Jewel and Crow Glaciers. Both were fairly wind-affected, but coverage was good and made for fun, fast turns. Plus, it was good to be back in winter wonderland!

Some pics for your enjoyment . . .

Looking down on the lake from the Jewel

Jewel Peak is almost ready

Good to be skinning again

Sure is ugly from up there!

Holy couloirs!

View of the Jewel from the Crow

And a skier - go Anthony (sorry for the shitty quality)!

It was kind of a bummer to have to walk down through the boulder areas, and the bottom of my skis let me know I tried to ski too far, but it wasn't altogether horrible for October

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