40 mph winds
Under very dark clouds
Rocks through the snow left and right
...this will still count as the first skinning for the season as I was able to skin uninterrupted from the lift base at 4,000 some feet (1,252 m) all the way to Lognan at about 6,500 feet (1,972 m ). Not the most brutal elevation gain but as bad as things were down at the base it was outright ridiculous at the lift mid-station so I attached the skis to my back pack and started the walk down. Here are the pictures (click to enlarge).
|On the south side of the massif at Aiguilles Rouges, the |
blue skies would peek through every now and then.
|Another view of Aiguilles Rouges.|
Back to my side of things: Crossing one of mant streems.
|Skadi always enjoying it whatever the conditions are...|
|All this snow is less than 24 hours old...|
|What a difference a couple of weeks can make (click here to see this same waterfall)|