(Last Updated On: June 22, 2010)
Life gets hectic sometimes, and I haven’t been able to find the time to post up this TR from last week until now.
After skiing Baldy’s West and Southeast faces on Tuesday I wanted to go back for more. Somehow, along the way, I convinced Frank to come along as well. We decided to try to ski a chute on the north side of Baldy which we call Emerald Couloir, because it takes you right down to Emerald Lake at the bottom.
When we arrived at Emerald Lake we took a look at our intended line, Emerald couloir.
Just looking at the picture, you can’t exactly tell the state that this line was is. But, it was full of avy debris and runnels, and looked really thin at the choke. So, we decided not to go for this line, and to go for another one that is still on the north side of Baldy, but is more east.
We skied the upper pitch cautiously, knowing that this part was most susceptible to having a wet slide. We expected the new snow to shed off the dust layer beneath, and it did as predicted in small pockets. Frank.
All in all, it was a good day. But, Frank has officially declared that he’s “done skiing” and that it’s time for the mountain bike. But for me, I think I can make both sports coexist for a little while 🙂