Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Madness in the Sierra Nevada!

Spring has sprung, Easter is upon us, and snow is beginning to fall again in the mountains.  Just when we thought that summer had landed for good, April is looking to be unsettled and wet.  Just how wet is yet to be seen, but this could be just the thing our snow pack needs to get us skiing all the way through May, although rock climbing is shorts was kind of nice for the mast couple months!

The past month and a half has been pretty busy at work, from ice climbing to ski touring to rock climbing, a Mt. Whitney summit and more.  

Patricia makes her way to the top of Mammoth Crest

Resting between sage and snow on our way to Old Man's Bowl

Patricia makes nice turns in difficult snow in the Tele Bowls

Jay makes quick work of the couloir leading to Nevahbe Ridge, Mt. Morgan

That is one long ridge!

Summit of Nevahbe Ridge.

With any luck we will be able to still take off on our intended Trans-Sierra Ski tour from Mammoth over to Yosemite Valley, but we are making contingency plans of warm weather rock climbing if the weather looks to questionable to ski into the backcountry for 7 or 8 days, so that will most likely be the subject of the next blog entry...

Over and out- Ryan

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