Thursday, February 6, 2014

Skiing Canyon Peak

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Last month's extensive high pressure and warmth settled the snow and made some corn snow on south aspects.

South face of Canyon Peak
  • Blake Votilla
  • South face of Canyon Peak

Taking advantage of the nice touring weather Blake and I headed for Canyon Peak South. A long tour involving skiing to the head of the Canyon and slipping over the south col to Sawtooth Canyon, we enjoyed beautiful sunny weather and fast traveling conditions.

The south Col to Saswtooth Canyon
Once on the south side of the ridge after about 5 hours of skinning, the traverse into the run is fairly straightforward. We ascended to near the top and a cliff band to begin our descent, which ended close to 3,000' below.
Hiking back up and out
  • Blake Votilla
  • Hiking back up and out

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