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We drove 6 hours deep into Canada to find ice last weekend, only to find out it is much fatter here in Washington 45 minutes from my house. Lessons to be learned.  300 ft of WI2 led to a final pitch of WI3+/4.
We drove 6 hours deep into Canada to find ice last weekend, only to find out it is much fatter here in Washington 45 minutes from my house. Lessons to be learned. 300 ft of WI2 led to a final pitch of WI3+/4.
Conditions were variable, but the weather was stellar. A hard and steep skin track from the hut led straight to the ridge,  where we were rewarded for our efforts with 360 views of the Coast Range. To the left is Mt. Matier andd Joffre Peak, sun setting on Cayoosh.
Conditions were variable, but the weather was stellar. A hard and steep skin track from the hut led straight to the ridge, where we were rewarded for our efforts with 360 views of the Coast Range. To the left is Mt. Matier andd Joffre Peak, sun setting on Cayoosh.
We booked it up to the hut 2.5 hrs. Passed a friendly group of 4 on the way.  Dropped gear,  downed some ramen and booked it to the top of a ridge for a mind blowing sunset. That night 8 other folks arrived,  there was leftover wine from the night before, we built a raging fire and it wasn't long before Bieber and the disco ball showed up.  Classic Canadian Ski Hut.
We booked it up to the hut 2.5 hrs. Passed a friendly group of 4 on the way. Dropped gear, downed some ramen and booked it to the top of a ridge for a mind blowing sunset. That night 8 other folks arrived, there was leftover wine from the night before, we built a raging fire and it wasn't long before Bieber and the disco ball showed up. Classic Canadian Ski Hut.
Departed late Saturday, 4 hour drive to Pemberton for an epic poutine dinner at The One Mile House. Hot tub and hostel later we drove deep up the Duffy Lake Hwy searching for ice. The clear skies and cold temps were ideal. We checked out Serendipity, Carlsberg and ended at the Rambles. A lovely adventure. Long live Canada.
Departed late Saturday, 4 hour drive to Pemberton for an epic poutine dinner at The One Mile House. Hot tub and hostel later we drove deep up the Duffy Lake Hwy searching for ice. The clear skies and cold temps were ideal. We checked out Serendipity, Carlsberg and ended at the Rambles. A lovely adventure. Long live Canada.
Another successful backcountry ski hut trip in the books with @robiesterling. Coast Range living at its best.
Another successful backcountry ski hut trip in the books with @robiesterling. Coast Range living at its best.
Dr. Sterling soaks in the night sky in central British Columbia. The calm before the storm...
Dr. Sterling soaks in the night sky in central British Columbia. The calm before the storm...
Puget Sound.  We found a washed up stingray while walking on the beach, several dogs were frolicking, and the colors were mighty purty.
Puget Sound. We found a washed up stingray while walking on the beach, several dogs were frolicking, and the colors were mighty purty.
With the inversion on its way, I'm super grateful we got to get out yesterday and slay the remaining pow at Baker. Here's that supermodel Shuksan again.  What is it that makes mountains so beautiful?
With the inversion on its way, I'm super grateful we got to get out yesterday and slay the remaining pow at Baker. Here's that supermodel Shuksan again. What is it that makes mountains so beautiful?
Mt. Shuksan, the supermodel of the north cascades standing partially uncovered behind some fake tree props. What a beauty.
Mt. Shuksan, the supermodel of the north cascades standing partially uncovered behind some fake tree props. What a beauty.
The weather was calm today. No wind.  Strange cloud formations.  The sun was there,  but wasn't.  It is winter now.  Caught a rare glimpse of sunshine through the fog on distant slopes.
The weather was calm today. No wind. Strange cloud formations. The sun was there, but wasn't. It is winter now. Caught a rare glimpse of sunshine through the fog on distant slopes.
4am, coffee, fog, highway, corey, snow, sweat, powder turns, smiles.
4am, coffee, fog, highway, corey, snow, sweat, powder turns, smiles.
Moon looking rather deliberate this morning.  What's that you say moon?  Long stretching high pressure system on its way?  Oh,  how lovely,  thank you. Can't wait.
Moon looking rather deliberate this morning. What's that you say moon? Long stretching high pressure system on its way? Oh, how lovely, thank you. Can't wait.