Friday, February 12, 2010

Powder at Mtn. High, San Gabriel Range

After another foot of snow fell in the San Gabriel Mountains this week, I made a Thursday trip up to Mtn. High with some students from The Thacher School. I ventured out to the west of the ski area and found good coverage in the trees and glades. This was one of the few times that I didn't take a camera, but I recorded some of my turns on my very low resolution (!) camera-phone and have included them here. In some cases I was only 40 yards from the top of one of the lifts, but I had the place pretty much to myself, that is except for one run early in the day in which 8 students, a faculty member from Thacher and I put tracks down a bowl faster then you can say "So Cal."


Dry powder on the northern aspects


One of my favorite runs of the day


Below the West Summit, late in the day


Grace Lowe, MacKenzie Boss and Jake Gannon on the bus ride home.