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."

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Dry powder on the northern aspects

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One of my favorite runs of the day

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Below the West Summit, late in the day

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

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