(Last Updated On: May 28, 2010)
Last week, I tried to keep my schedule open for some more fourteener skiing. But, the weather forecasts kept calling for really high winds. Though some lines are okay to attempt in high winds, my remaining fourteeners are a bit technical- and not peaks I wish to climb during high winds.
We originally were hoping to do some lines off of Avery. But, as we approached, we realized the snow line was high on the east-facing aspect we were considering. We’d be hiking a lot for just a few turns if we went up the west side, whereas the snowline reached the valley on the east. So, up the east side we went- to Queen Basin.
Pyramid– taunting me! The winds were only blowing about 15 mph, instead of the 50 mph that was in the forecast. It would have been a perfect day to be up on this peak!
We skied back down to the valley and then followed the trail out. At this point, there is about an hour of hiking on nearly dry ground. Along the way, Jarrett took the time to admire this interesting tree.
Photo courtesy of Jarrett Luttrell
Great day out. Thanks for the company, Jarrett!
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