[photo]P1060860.JPG[caption]Independence Range from Wild Horse Reservoir[/photo]
Driving further south I began to wonder if I had missed my turn off when the road began to parallel the Independence Range. From the side it was even more difficult to tell where the highest peak was. Finally a sign “Jack Creek Summit” was my road. It was quite wide, but a bit rough in places with ruts in dried mud. When it began climbing into the hills it became narrower and quite pot holed. There were a few huge puddles across the whole width of the road, but luckily not slippery gravel. Eventually there were the first snow patches by the side of the road, then a big one in the center. I walked around the next bend and saw the road disappear beneath a snow slope not far ahead. A narrow band of snow led up a side valley and I decided to use this as a ski approach.
After skiing little more than 100m I had to carry my skis for a similar distance, then the
snow in the valley bottom became more continuous and led to a big headwall. I
traversed steeply up to the left where it was less... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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