(Last Updated On: July 19, 2013)
This time last year I embarked on a wonderful ski mission- heading to the Pacific Northwest to ski Shasta, Mount Hood, Adams, and Mount St. Helens. It was one of the most memorable of ski trips for me and only made me crave more. So, this year, I was able to rally my friend Pam to join me for another PNW adventure. I will be meeting her soon to ski Lassen Peak, then hopefully on to Shasta and other volcanoes north of there.
Some of the PNW volcanoes are covered in glaciers to varying degrees. Although I am not sure of the exact routes or even exactly which peaks we will find ourselves on the top of, it’s best to be prepared for all kinds of travel. Traveling across glaciers requires a certain set of skills that we don’t have much opportunity to practice here in Colorado. So, I prepared the best way that I could- I read books. My favorite one is this:
Practicing self-arresting is always good. But when you know you could be responsible to hold a crevasse fall of an entire rope line, it is essential. So, Frank and I refreshed our skills by watching this video:
And then we headed out to practice for real after work one day:
Monday, after skiing Baldy, I left the land of lupine and green speckled with white…
And I headed west…. to the desert…. to stay the day in Salt Lake City.
Soon, I will head further west, yet again – for Volacano Ski Tour Take 2!
Check out other TR’s from this Pacific Northwest trip!
Solstice Ski on Mount Bachelor
Volcano Travel Day
Shasta’s West Face