Saturday, January 3, 2009

Walking the Pack

Ryan and I fled Anchorage for the weekend seeking some warmer temperatures that were just not to be had. We stopped off at Victor Creek and rappelled down Great Beard. It was scary!!! The ice was detached, brittle, and super unfriendly.

The next day we woke up late, drank lots of coffee and then walked out to Tonsina Creek. The trail was hard packed, and although it followed the coast it stayed in the trees, which was wonderful because of the steady wind we could hear, but didn't feel the brunt of. It took us about an hour and a half to get to what looked like the end of the canyon. There is some fun looking ice out there! Unfortunately it was just too brutally cold to contemplate stopping long enough to belay, and touch cold metal gear....these temps are hard to stop moving in.

The Water

 
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1 comment:

ginnylynnpeterson said...

The ice looks good.....you think its still up or has it fallen....???