A sunny perch in a sweet spot. It was great day to be out in the mountains.
We’re waiting for new snow here, it seems like the East Coast has been rather selfishly hogging it all lately. But even though the backcountry powder conditions may be less-than-fresh, there are still some sunny, scenic touring days to be had.
We ventured up Sievers Mountain recently, and apart from some challenging conditions at lower elevations on the approach and the exit, the tour was great– both the scenery and weather were five-star!
The start was tough. Thinly covered and steep. But once we got up on the ridge and we saw what a beautiful day it had become, it was all worthwhile.
Stopping for a snack, taking in the view.
Cresting treeline on the North Ridge of Sievers Mountain
We love the Elks!
There was a little new snow on an old crust. It skied well up top, but it became pretty challenging further down.
Still enjoying it up high.
Smiling, as always.
Around here the snow was all old and faceted, like a big pile of sugar.
Christy cruises the runout below Sievers main bowl. From here it was a tedious bushwhack through dense willows in unsupportive snow– the camera was stashed away. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a change in the weather pattern!