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.
even so, the hike to the hidden glacier was a short one. we were making turns in no time.
hutchski on hidden (samurai) glacier
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
nacho was very excited
the in run was still bumpy and it was hard to get enough speed
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.
a short but rocky hike back brought us above alien head lake with a view of al subie
after my failed attempts in the water, i was ready to get some dry land under my skis
admiring my tracks
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
we went for some climbing, but only ended up bouldering
and sightseeing, the locals were unimpressed
and jumping off things