Tom emailed, then he called. I had just taken the batteries out of my avalanche transceiver, but he convinced me that Chinook Pass in Mt. Rainier National Park, would be worth putting the batteries back. Only a 2 hour, ten minute drive! It was forecasted to be the only sunny day this week! Well after his cajoling I decided I better dust the skis off. I called up Greg Louie and invited him along as well. Unfortunately Tom became unable to go. But it was too late for Greg and I to back out. The fuse had been lit.
KABOOM! - Greg carves up the soft upper slopes of Naches Peak
Greg with our first run of the day in the background. We did the Line angling to the right. Greg appreciated his new shorter skis.
Naches peak - The rocky thing down the ridge.