telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
11/23/17, 03:52 PM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2013 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  March 2013 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  March 23, 2013, Sevens Pass, Union Peak
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: March 23, 2013, Sevens Pass, Union Peak  (Read 1241 times)
Kenji
Member
Offline

Posts: 474


March 23, 2013, Sevens Pass, Union Peak
« on: 03/24/13, 01:22 PM »

Had a great day on Union Peak. Left the HW with ~10 skiers ahead, but didn't see a soul all day once we left the Smith Brook road. About 2' of consolidated new snow from the last week.  Trail breaking was a bit slow, also snow started sticking to skins in a transition zone higher up. We opted to ski NW off the summit remembering John Morrows report a few years ago.  The steepish slope had some cliff bands to navigate, but was straight forward and the powder skiing was super fun through open forest.  Due to time constraint, we  skinned back up to the Union-Jove saddle, just skied down into the South basin.  Here the snow had some sun crust, and was a little more challenging.  I suspect the S slope off Jove has similar crust.  Nice tour, superb skiing, fun friends. Chris and Radka were going back Sunday to recycle our trail and check out Jove summit.


* P3240627.jpg (182.79 KB, 800x570 - viewed 654 times.)

* P3240644.jpg (180.47 KB, 800x575 - viewed 661 times.)
« Last Edit: 03/24/13, 01:27 PM by Kenji » Logged
radka
Member
Offline

Posts: 114


Re: March 23, 2013, Sevens Pass, Union Peak
« Reply #1 on: 03/25/13, 12:15 PM »

Some more pictures from our trip:

Kenji following the ridge:



Slopes on Union Peak:




Chris skiing off Union in style:



Rip some pow! 




Skinning back up:



More pictures here: http://radkaandchris.smugmug.com/Skiing/20/Union-Peak-March-23/28599152_KG2NLK
Logged
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.