It was cold in the shade as we skinned up into Ram Valley. Its rare to see other people back there, even though it is a beautiful place. Once the sun came out the temperature rose about 20 degrees.
The Sun Finally Cresting the Mountains
Hugh can break trail faster than I can follow him, it always feels like a race trying to keep up, but it sure is nice to have a skin track! We skinned up the ridge across from Raina Peak, that connects to Accumulus mountain. We made one run down into Ram valley, via a super fun couloir.
Ryan and Hugh on the Ridge
Hugh in the Sun
Then we skinned back up to the ridge again and sat in the sun and watched the shadows reclaim the valley. With the sun gone, we dropped down toward Eagle River valley via a chute that we have hiked up in the summer. It went stellar for the first 1,500 feet and then it was combat skiing through alders and around trees.
Me Heading Down to Eagle River Valley
An amazing day out in the mountains.