November 8, 2009

Pastoral November

Eruk, Lucy and yours truly had the Taylor Creek drainage and Pastoral to ourselves for a fun reconnaissance trip. Hiked the first 500 ft vertical in both directions due to thin snow cover, but otherwise had mostly good coverage for November 8.

I had the camera set on manual for the better part of the day, sorry.
It was good to ski with Eruk after so many years. Now that the kids are grown, attending college, we'll have to go more often.

Our not-quite-early start, fog, and unfamiliar route limited our trip to the red route today, a very nice tour. Someday I would really like to cross the Pastoral Glacier and ascend its eastern ridge.