|Top of Union Peak|
|Richard checking out the map after skiing off of Union Peak into a thick young forest|
Next weekend I am taking an Avalanche training class through Seattle Mountain Rescue. It has been many years since I had any formal avalanche training, so I am really looking forward to the class. While out skiing this last weekend Richard and I analyzed the snow pack stability using a method know at the tap test. The results agreed with the predictions of the North West Avalanche Center forecast and indicated that the snow pack was fairly stable and the risk of an avalanche was moderately low. I have uploaded a video of Richard performing this test on You Tube.
|Great tree skiing|
|Richard was excited about his hot lunch using his new Jet-Boil stove|
|Meeting up with another group of skiers near the top of Jove Peak|