Then proceed up the trail starting from the south part of the parking lot. There may be some melted sections.
Once you get some elevation, there is an inordinate amount of snow. [photo]IMG_20170309_132914.jpg[caption]Michelle and Paul standing on a bridge with 4m of snow on it[/photo]
Continuing up, follow the skin tracks. For our trip, the tracks ended at the lookout point (where we stopped for lunch. Paul Kubik then broke trail for us at a rapid pace. You'll pass several beautiful wide open spots. [photo]IMG_20170309_100135.jpg[caption]Michelle and Paul in a nice open spot[/photo]
There is quite a bit of elevation gain, and quite big tree wells when we were there. The avalanche danger was considerable so we didn't go all the way to the summit. (Also I got stuck in a hole and they had to wait 10 minutes for me)
[photo]IMG_20170309_122243.jpg[caption]Michelle just a few dozen meters from the summit[/photo]
The ski down was quite challenging. Very tight trees, some crust and icy sections lower down. The snow, although powder, was really heavy. I wrapped around a tree but sustained no injury.
At the end of the trip you'll emerge slightly to the north of where you parked. Pick up your skis and walk back to the car. Stop at Olive's and get yourself some of that amazing coffee they make.... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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