December 5, 2010

Cinco de Fresno

The Fresno Five found the pull out at milepost 49 on the Seward Highway at sun up with blue skies and cold temperatures. Fresno Ridge rises 3000 feet above the Seward Highway at Lower Summit Lake and extends 3 miles north with the highway parallel to the massif. A gajillion ski lines run from the ridgeline to the highway, and we five hombres discovered a few.  George, Michael, Josh, Dante and yours truly tracked out our little world of Fresno Ridge, Cinco de Fresno.
Tres Joven Amigos and the two old guys followed
Wind had worked the alpine snow
Velocity Josh


The Sun Also Sets and We Must Descend
  Temperature ranged from 10 to 20F, and winds were mostly calm.  Weather station was a few hundred feet above our highest point.  The snow was best below tree line.  We could feel the rain crust on inclinations of 30 degrees or more.  We had some minor route finding through the alder patches, but they are mostly buried and presented no major problems.


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josh said...

Great work Jack, It was a pleasure to meet and ski with you!