2.5.08 Back up Peterson Creek

We were so psyched on our day up Peterson that we decided to head back the next day. We scoped the I-9 couloir from the road in anticipation of ending the day with some nice fall-line.

Ryan on the hike up - thank goodness for the sunshine since the thermometer was reading -15 deg F in the shade on the way up!

Still hiking . . . this line got sorta steep, but it was a pretty nice climb :-)

My tracks coming out, and Ryan in there somewhere!

Looking back at the line from the top of the I-9 . . . we skied from the high point on the looker's left of the photo.

Where's the entrance?!? And why does everything look so different from the top?

Finally found it - nice line!

2.4.08 Peterson Creek - "The couloir of death!"

I spent a bunch of days exploring Peterson Creek in early February . . . this area is only 6ish miles from Girdwood, but really feels like the high alpine, Chugach style! Enjoy the view!!

Ryan skinning up - The "shoulder of death" is just above him - we bootpacked up that, and skied the couloir to the looker's right . . . 1800' of engaging, steep skiing :-)
Ryan at the top - Turnagain Arm in the background

Ryan descending . . .

Stylish Bro Models :-)