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Jake the Brit
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Feb 28th Lake Lillian
« on: 03/02/14, 09:33 PM »

That slope is great, there are reassuring tree anchors and a long left took me down to Rocky Run at 3900’, just in time for a cup of mint tea. Faces east, gets the morning sun, soft & buttery & fast.

Up. East  side of Rocky Run to traverse at about 4700’, through some steep & avi path terrain, above Lake Laura and up to Lake Lillian, dodging around the cliffs and the water courses.

 crusty crust became my enemy and we fought for a while. I stuck it one until 5200’ above Lillian when it became clear that it was going to bend me over one way or another, also I was worried about losing the sun softened crusty snow to the promised cold front and having to ski out down the steep stuff above Rocky Run, so I retreated, west facing sun affected slopes just about to get funky with wet slides coming off the higher cliffs. Spring conditions fast rolling.
Coffee this time in the valley, there’s a jetboil café down there. Back up. Back down to the car @ Gold Creek, this time down the major drainage, which was stupid and very steep and I have had a word with myself. What a laugh.

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http://jakeevans.smugmug.com/Washington/Lake-Lillian/37392301_hN2VNV


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