Day 1: Bombi Summit to Grassy Hut
The hardest part of skiing into the Grassy Hut is the sheer drudgery of skinning up the well-sledded Munson Road towards the cabin. There are numerous routes to take, I usually follow the main road system to km 6.3, where a spur road exits to the east. A short distance up this road, we stopped for lunch and I discovered that my puff-sweater was in the back of the truck which Doug had driven back to Blewett. Luckily, Bob had one of those "smart" phones that does everything but bake bread, and I called Doug at home and inveigled him into driving back and skiing up the road to meet me with my puff jacket.
Despite tarrying as long as possible and leaving my skins on for the ski back, I didn't meet up with Doug until I was only one kilometre from the highway, adding 11 km to my ski day, all of it on the tedious Munson road system.
With my puff jacket tied around my waist, I hoofed it back to my pack, ate and drank a little, then skinned quickly up to the pass between South Grassy and Grassy, popping out, either by good luck or good management, right above the Grassy Hut. My companions had continued on without me, but I didn't... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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