Monday, February 15, 2010

Too much backcountry fun

From Backcountry Tahoe with Johannes
Over the last three weeks I went on Tahoe backcountry tours with three different sets of Google colleagues. I forgot my camera last week, but I had it the week before and this long weekend. The snowpack has been stable and the weather friendly. Today (Monday) was especially beautiful, a calm warm winter day with powder still lingering in the shade. The run down from Jake's Peak was excellent for most of the top half, a bit of corn followed by smooth settled powder; the bottom half was softening in the sun and could turn into glop in the next few days, but it was still good except for the beginning instability (rollers) on a sun-exposed face.

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