|Great view of Dromedary and Sunrise from East Twin.|
The Big East conference had a decent representation this year in the NCAA tournament. I picked #2 seed Villanova to win the tournament, which was obviously a stupid choice since they lost last night in the round of 32. What a garbage fire my bracket has become.
Regardless, Court, Nick, Jake and I set out to ski a few lines in Broads Fork on Saturday, the big one being the East Face of Twin Peaks. We started up Tanners at 7 am in a blizzard, which quickly dissipated 15 minutes later, and 3 of us topped out around 9 at the Drom/Sunrise saddle to bright sunshine looking down in to BCC. I had attempted to get a head start from the car since I never seem to handle the technical skinning very fast but still managed to get passed by Court halfway up.
|Looking down Tanners. All the west facing stuff had huge avy debris.|
|Looking up to the top of Tanners|
|Court enjoying his 3rd outing of the week|
Nick wasn't feeling super hot and was an hour behind us, so we unanimously decided to ditch him(he understands) and skied down the North couloir of Dromedary opposite Tanners down into Broads. We then decided to boot straight up the East Face rather than take the southeast ridge since it seemed more efficient.
|Jake enjoying some soft snow off Drom|
|Jake with the Big East behind|
|95% of the time when someone is out front breaking trail, its Court. 0% of the time, its Jake|
|Great skinning conditions and shadows|
|Court setting the booter up East Twin|
We topped out on East Twin around 1030, and enjoyed another winter summit. The East Face skied really well, and the aprons were outstanding.
|Court on upper East Face|
|Lower East Face fun|
|Court practices his Karate to get him through the tight stuff|
|Yee Ha! Thats what Steve would have yelled if he was here. We did it for him|
Jake bailed down Broads to get back to the wife and Court and I booted and skied the North couloir of Sunrise making for another 3 line day. Its becoming a trend in my outdoor excursions to do triples. No longer is one couloir, tower, or peak enough.
|N. Couloir of Sunrise. Another gooder|
|Lots of squiggles from us and others throughout the week. Our two couloirs are center|
Annie and I hiked Mt. Wire that afternoon, creating a 8k' day. I was very happy with that. Then I read Sherpita did 15k on Timp and I just got depressed.
Congrats to Stevo for finishing his 3rd Buffalo 50 in a PR 8 hours, and Pete for finishing his first 50 miler in whatever time he did it in.