TR: Hurricane Peak (19 June 2015)

(Last Updated On: June 30, 2015)

The skiing on Bonita Peak that morning was so good, and the breeze was keeping the snow from getting too soft. So, we decided there was more skiing to be done that day. The west-facing lines on Hurricane Peak seemed like the next best choice!

The south east side of Hurricane Peak

Climbing Hurricane with Bonita Peak behind.
Climbing Hurricane Peak with Bonita Peak behind.

We found that climbing the snow gullies up Hurricane Peak was easy.
Climbing Hurricane Peak to go backcountry skiing.

Josh and Frank approaching the summit.
Approaching the summit of Hurricane Peak to go backcountry skiing.

Natalie approaching the summit on Hurricane.
Views from Hurricane Peak in the San Juans.

Almost there… Storm Peak in the distance.
Near the summit of Hurricane Peak.

Frank on the summit.
Frank Konsella ready for backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

We downclimbed a bit from the summit to find our way into the west-facing gullies of Hurricane. There, like Bonita, we had some pretty good skiing too! Natalia.
Natalie Moran backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

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Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

Josh.
Josh Macak backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

Josh Macak backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

Frank.
Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Hurricane Peak.

It was a good second ski for the day – great corn and fantastic views. This Ross Basin area is full of backcountry skiing potential and was a great way to end our 3-day jaunt in the San Juans!

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Hurricane Peak Ski
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Hurricane Peak is another fun backcountry skiing option in the Silverton are of the San Juans!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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