Friday, March 27, 2009

Alaska Update

Well, of course the volcano blew, and of course the volcano is right next to the Neacola Mountains, and off course the ash cloud destroyed our plans.


We got a new game plan. We'e flying out of Sheep Mountain Lodge with Meekin' to the Scandinavian Hut. Hopefully the Yvergenhauf Couloir is filled in. The hut is at 5,000' and we'll be in an area more known for the climbing than the skiing. We'll be surrounded by 8,000 and 9,000' peaks which we will ski regardless if they are technical climbing routes or not. Ice and snow will rain down on the angry climbers as we try to make one more jump turn.

Should be interesting.

In other news:
GB6K, Squin, Bret and I skied Hatcher yesterday under mostly sunny skies. We skinned to the top of Skyscraper and sent 2 laps in El Dorado Bowl. The snow was surprisingly good.

One of the original founding fathers, the Pennsylvania Prince, arrived in Rage City 2 weekends ago to get the rust off his Purple Explosives. We (GB6K, UK, Kat, PA Prince) skied Sunburst at Turnagain and the next day we (UK, Kat, Annie K, PA Prince) took a couple of laps in El Dorado under blue bird skies with about 12" of the fresh AK goodness.

Other than that, trip preparation dominates the day.

- U.K.

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