[photo]img512.jpg[caption]Camp besides Rutherford Creek.[/photo]
[photo]img513.jpg[caption]Looking back to Rhododendron from top of spur road.[/photo]
I zigzagged up a short spur road then skied up into mature forest and reached the lake at 5420' in 2 hours. From there I gained the first peak at 6500' then unnamed Drizzle Peak for the first long rest.
[photo]img514.jpg[caption]Looking south towards Rainbow from Drizzle Peak[/photo]
After a short downhill run I traversed the 6517' summit and continued to the 6600' plateau south of Torrent Peak. There I found some bare rocks for a long sunbathing lunch break. [photo]img517.jpg[caption]Aunt and Sisqua S1 from just below Torrent Peak[/photo]
In the early afternoon I climbed to the summit of Torrent Peak then skied down the glacier to the west. The valley soon turned north, then east. Mostly quite pleasant open skiing. [photo]img518.jpg[caption]Looking back up to Torrent Peak[/photo]
Near the creek from the Appa Glacier I came into denser forest, but soon found a short spur road that then brought me easily to the Rutherford Main. I reached my car by 5pm, a longer but easier trip than... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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