Christy heads back to Camp 2 from Ruby Creek, Jagged Peak cuts up the skyline behind.
Since Internet readers have notoriously short attention spans I find it’s usually best to keep a post to a few hundred words and maybe ten photos. So when I came home with 1300 photos from our recent Weminuche Traverse through the San Juan Mountains, I thought the single brief post I put up on the Centennial Skiers site didn’t really do the five day trip justice. I wanted to share some photos that were left on the cutting room floor.
The team, Christy, Dav (w/baguette) Sean, and Ian, left to right. Ian won– largest pack, though Dav’s may have been the heaviest.
Sean skis Jupiter’s SW Face. Mount Eolus stands behind.
Sean and Dav lead the slow charge up to Twin Thumbs Pass with the big packs.
Wide view of the pass. Needle Creek on the left, Noname Creek on the right.
Camp 2, Noname Creek, 12,000 feet.
Descending into Ruby Creek. The skier (Dav) really shows the scale.
Knife Point stands above Camp 3.
Jagged Peak from Jagged Pass in a moment when the clouds broke. Looks like an interesting ski?
Ian on the way up from Balsam Lake. Our day started on the other side of the ridge behind.
Christy skis down to Camp 4 in Vestal Creek.
Drying out skins and such.
Transitioning on the Vestal/Trinity saddle.
Heading back to the skis on Vestal’s summit. We started behind the mountains in the background.
And finally, the ski down.