February 24, Cold Smoke Festival, Whitewater

Second day of the festival. more new snow. Frank, Francine and I were signed up for Ski Touring Made Easy with Brian Gould and Greg Hill ( famous for skinning 10,000 feet a day for 100 days. That's a lot of climbing.) Greg's tip to make it easy was to think positive! Today we took the short chair up and then skinned about 10 minutes to access the drainage to 5 mile creek. Had probably the best powder run of the week, down into the drainage. Then, we spent the next 3-4 hours climbing up to the top of the valley. From the top of the valley we were able to drop back in on the ski area drainage in front of Ymir Peak.

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