February 21, 2009

Government Peak

The lower parking area on the Hatcher Pass Road has an exceptional access to the Government Peak area. The trail, flagged with surveyor's tape, is easy to follow to the ridge line. Your's truly met JOATMON at the 4068' peak. We made it up to peak 4600 and enjoyed the sunny skies with calm winds.

JOATMON cranking turns in the powder and the sunshine. 6" fresh (settled) on a soft base.

A party of four skiers were involved in a sobering slide off the southeast side of Hatch, on the opposite side from April Bowl. The four survived, but an observer reported that one (or more) required rescue. If so, the party apparently self rescued the buried skier(s). The four little black dots below are the party of four.
One last lap.

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