september, check. and some fun down south

the bleak winter of 11-12 has left us with little in the way of choices for getting turns in the late summer months. we hit up dunderberg the first time in august and now we were back again to check off september.

this time we had to take al subie so we could only make it to alien head lake rather than all the way to jacks glacier.
4 wheelin

even so, the hike to the hidden glacier was a short one. we were making turns in no time.
hutchski on hidden (samurai) glacier
summer skiing

summer skiing

summer skiing

then it was time for a break by the lake. and by break i mean taking the shovel and knocking down the sun cups enough to make an in run to the lake. and a beer
summer skiing

nacho was very excited
summer skiing

the in run was still bumpy and it was hard to get enough speed
summer skiing

fortunately i was able to make it to where i could stand. i made it further on my subsequent tries, but never all the way across.
summer skiing

a short but rocky hike back brought us above alien head lake with a view of al subie
summer skiing

after my failed attempts in the water, i was ready to get some dry land under my skis
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summer skiing

admiring my tracks 😉
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then it was down south to yosemite. hutch had actually visited with her parents weeks before and stayed in the same row of tent cabins that the folks that caught the hanta virus had stayed
summer skiing

we went for some climbing, but only ended up bouldering
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summer skiing

and sightseeing, the locals were unimpressed
summer skiing

yosemite swimming hole

gymnasticcy stuff
yosemite

picture taking

and jumping off things
yosemite

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2 Responses to september, check. and some fun down south

  1. Tim says:

    Powdork. I made it up there on Friday the 14th. Striking similarities… my subie crapped out at the lake (although I did get a ride to Jack’s from some hunters), I rode the same side of the glacier, and I never did make it across the pond, but not for lack of trying.

    Good thinking, getting some turns on the gravel. Nice TR

  2. powdork says:

    Was there still sort of an in run to the pond? I shoveled for a while but then the shadows started getting close.

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