Friday, May 10, 2013

Fresh Snow in May

You would think that by the end of May I would be writing about something other than skiing, but the best skiing is at the very end of the season and this week was no exception.  Almost two feet of new snow fell at the higher elevations last weekend so I headed to a place called Micro Dot in Hatcher Pass with a friend.  With the sun still high in the sky after work we enjoyed a nice tour and found some untracked slopes.  There was lots of wet snow Avalanches on steeper slopes and around rocks, but we used good route finding to stay out of harms way.  Later that night I went to a friends house to celebrate his birthday.  I was amazed to find it was still light out when I drove home at 11:30pm!  That fact combined with the fat mosquitoes emerging are a sure sign that summer is just around the corner.

Skinning up Micro Dot

Getting near the top

The slope down to Gold Cord Lake

Gold Cord Lake

Looking back at Micro Dot from Gold Cord Lake

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