We met at the church in North Vancouver at 7:30 and drove to Whistler in my new 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara which we just got. We parked at Whistler - Parking Lot 5. (see instructions for lot 5). From there we walked through Whistler and found the start of the old road leading to the Singing Pass trail. The snow on the road was hard, and you could just as easily walk as ski. We met two girls who planned to walk to Singing pass. Once we reached the old parking lot at the end of the road, it was almost 11:00 AM. The trail beyond required walking again, and carrying the skis. We only put skis on after Flute creek.
Eventually I got to Singing Pass. Although the snow was deep, two girls we had met earlier had walked all the way, but now were turning back. I continued on up the slopes toward Russet Lake. Finally I went over the high point on the ridge, took off my skins, and skied down to the cabin. Betsy made soup, and then we discovered we had not brought the pasta, so dinner was just the canned salmon. We made a foot trail to the outhouse, which is some distance west. The snow was soft such that in several places we punched through. Betsy shoveled out the outhouse door. , and went to sleep with the food carefully hung so as to avoid mice. The log book said there had been one other party in May, and in the previous year, only two parties for all of May. There are lots of entries for April, but as soon as the lifts close, there are very few visitors, so you are pretty safe in assuming you don't need to carry a tent. So it had been unnecessary for me to carry the tent.
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Next morning was bright and sunny, and we got underway fairly early. The snow was...
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