March 19: Kickstep!!

Another sunny day yielded an opportunity to go nab Kickstep! This one has been on my list for ahwhile, and I was stoked to head out with Jason, Karen, and my friend Craig from Mt. Baker!

The view from our run down Tincan south face . . . that's further than it looks! We ended up booting the ridge, and then skiing the sunny face.
Karen skinning into the sky :-)
Jason, the bootpacking madman!A view into the bliss that awaited us - we wanted to summit, but this is what we eventually skied . . . pure magic!!Karen on her way up . . . Craig on the section that measured a solid 55 degrees!
Obligatory summit shot of Craig and me :-)
Craig dropping in - his like choked down to "30 feet of tips and tails" - he was glad to have his whippet!
Overall, a great day, complete with great people, an interesting climb, some questions on the line, and a fabulous ski!

March 18: The Captain's Chair

Another great sunny day for another cool line . . . this one is visible from the road right near Johnson Pass, and was a cool day. Ryan and Rachel skied the line in the first picture, and Miles and I skied off the other side. The snow wasn't that great, but the line was cool! Upward bound . . .

Miles and I above our lines (photo: Ryan Hokanson).

Miles heading down the apron, with our lines in the background - mine is the one that looks skiable, his is the one to the left that doesn't!Overall, another great day!

March 12: West face of Pyramid Peak

I have been wanting to ski this line for awhile, and was stoked to get it in good, stable snow with Thomas, Jason, and Karen . . . another Turnagain classic!

Karen on the summit with nice funky lighting

A little cornice assessment with our normal ski areas in the background


Not a bad view, eh?!?

Karen incoming . . .
And a helluva sunset to finish it off with - the colors here never cease to amaze me!!