February 22, 2009

Bowls of The Pinnacle

More sunshine, more powder.

Toured from the Independence Mine winter parking area to the bowls below The Pinnacle, west and south. Hatcher Pass area was buzzing with snow machines and skiers and gapers, but the bowls above Independence Mine were quiet and serene with a lone skier.

Microdot North Face, looking south.

South facing slopes are starting to release. North facing slopes are smokey. All aspects skied like a dream.

Really wanted to drop down to the Lac du Microdot from the side opposite Microdot, but south facing, sunny side slopes were naturally releasing as evidenced by the fan on the lake in the sunshine. Oh well, north facing smokey shadows had to suffice.

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