At the parking lot there were two other cars, both from USA. I started out first up the trail at a good clip, carrying my skis, and with my 700g Arcteryx pack. Soon the others were behind me and some passed me. We leapfrogged past 4 people from the US. The trail had no snow in the trees, and a bit icy. As soon as we got to the open stretches, there was sufficient snow to put on skis, although still some roots and rocks showing. Soon enough we reached The col just south of Skyline peak. Here everybody else decided they would like to ski a run down into the bowl just to the southeast. (48.8657,-121.8450). It was a bit grassy, but few rocks, so good skiing. However I continued south along the ridge and said I would meet them on the peak we could see to the south. So I went on, past the bump on the ridge, and past the subpeak of Winter Peak, and up the final steep slope of Winter peak. Here I caught up with a girl and guy from the other party, who was trying to side step the steep slope. I removed my skis and easily passed her.
The other party were some young fellows from California and San Juan islands. They each had a Rainier beer, and... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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