[photo]breakingsometrail.jpg[caption]Laying down fresh tracks[/photo] [photo]skinningupthroughthetrees.jpg[caption]Skinning up through the trees[/photo]
The day cleared up while we ascended and once on the first peak of Zoa we could clearly see the valleys around as well as the other peaks around us. We only ran into one group of snowshoers on the way up despite having seen 3 vehicles at the trailhead. We had a short warm-up run down into the valley between the two peaks before skinning up again and ascending Zoa Peak properly. We then had 3 beautiful laps down the north side off of Zoa. The snow was deep and good but heavy.
[photo]skintrouble.jpg[caption]Some skin trouble on a switchback[/photo]
Unfortunately we only had time for 3 runs but we did watch the sunset over Yak, Nak and Thar from the first peak on Zoa. Temps dropped quickly after that so we turned and skied all the way down the skin track. We didn't really enjoy skiing out on the skin track but so late in the day we wanted to avoid running out of daylight. Next time we would like to ski down some other way. Note, the trees are tight around the uptrack so planning to ski down next to the uptrack isn't really feasible either. Next time we will look at maps in more detail... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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