February 21, Mt. Catherine

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Feb, 7, Mt. Catherine

Did a late lap from Hyak to Catherine.  On summit by myself around 2:30.   Snow was kind of heavy, but my favorite line was untracked.  The steep descent made up for any heavy snow.   With clear skies tonight, could be decent springlike touring tomorrow.

Summit of Mt. Catherine with Silver Peak in the distance

New Skis!   Mt Rainier in background

Feb 2, Chair Peak Circumnavigation + Mt. Roosevelt

Awesome day.

Climbing out of Pineapple basin, headed for Bryant Pass

Great drop from Bryant Pass down to Melakawa Lake.


Heading up from Melakawa lakes to Melakawa Pass

Lunch at Meklakawa Pass
Kevin and Geeb head for Chair Lake

Crispin, dropping in to Chair Lake

Snow Lake in the background

Heading for Mt. Roosevelt

Final ascent up ridgeline to Roosevelt
Kevin on the summit rocks of Mt. Roosevelt


On Snow Lake with Mt. Roosevelt in background

Feb. 1, Across the Way

In search of a zone that might not have gotten tracked up over the weekend, Scott and I got a lift to the other side of the freeway.   We had a few snowshoe tracks to deal with, but the zone was devoid of any indication that skiers had touched it over the weekend.   We switch-backed up one couloir then dropped the next one over.   Snow was about six inches over fairly firm crust.   The lower snowfields were still showing the effects of the rain event last week, but overall it was a good ski.   Always enjoy the views, as we look back towards home and Central Snoqualmie Ski hill.