After feeling like a fool for so long, I finally got the blue bird blower day I was looking for in Summit Pass. I met up with masters of the mountains, Tony D and Paul W on the morning of April 5 at a place where lots of people have been, to ski some lines that not a lot of people have seen. The bowl we skied sits just out of sight of the masses, and its runs are matchstick short, but steep and aesthetic.
|Spiritwalker, still awesome.|
|Different view of NeCo.|
|The "Mile-wide" bowl of Colorado. A ways back but full of options.|
|First look at the Gendarme.|
|Three peaks I'm proud to have skied this year, all in one shot.|
|Paul mid-way down the Gendarme Couloir. The namesake of the run is sizable, perhaps three stories?|
Tony skis the Gendarme.
|Climbing back out. Photo courtesy of Tony D.|
|Wolf tracks on the ridge.|
|Stormy Peak, part of the Mills Creek 5k portfolio.|
|Hard to tire of this place.|
|Exiting a spine. Photo courtesy of Tony D.|
|Tony enters the Touch Down Couloir.|
|Chatting in the sun below the TDC|
|One last look at the TDC and then time to make a 3,000 foot run back to the cars and beer.|