We hiked up the road for about a mile and then we saw the opening to Peeking Valley and diverted left. Going straight at this point would take you up into Ram Valley.
The snowpack was hard and made traveling up the valley much easier than it could have been.
Walking Aroung Peak 5120
We were looking for a climb called Mongolian Barbeque that was rumored to be on the north side of peak 5120. I think that it may have been the thin smear stuck to this peak, but i could be wrong.
A Closer View of Mongolian Barbeque?
There was a super sweet looking couloir to ski coming down lookers left of the peak.
From our vantage point below Raina Peak we could see much better up the couloirs on Peeking and decided that we should probably go as close as we could to see how viable the ice was.
Just a Little Closer
The Ice Line...Look Hard!
The air was dead calm and the dark rocks warm tucked up in the couloir. Ryan and I dug out a small ledge and had lunch. It must have been -20 in the shade down below, and I wanted to savor the sun before we went back down.
Our Sunny Ledge
View of Arctic Valley Mountain Base
Heading Down the Mountains