Feb. 3, Mount Catherine, elev. 5,052

Forced back to the trees by high avalanche danger, Seth, Greg, and I met up at the house, had a cup of coffee, walked over to Hyak and started the skin up Hyak and over to Mt. Catherine. As we hit the Catherine ascent, we were happy to see a fresh trail leading the way. Whew, that saved a lot of trail breaking. Our timing was perfect, we didn't catch the lead group until right before the summit! We even got first tracks back down. We found a good, steep line through the cliffs then hopped on our skin track for two more runs. The skiing was great, and we enjoyed some new ski lines. Mount Catherine did not dissappoint.

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