Album: Alta Peak (3x) - Snowshoe
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- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Soft snow! Even with snowshoes I often sank into the snow to about a foot.
I opted for a small chute in the center of this photo
It was fairly steep here and every step was a struggle
11:55am. I have now topped out above the chute and am on the east-west ridge (due West of Alta Peak).
This snowball was at least 3 feet in diameter. Wouldn't want to have that thing chasing me.
Back down the slope. I attempted a glissade but this was unsuccessful and I quickly returned to snowshoes.
Found a fresh set of snowshoe tracks and a glissade chute near point 10,561. Started to attempt a glissade with snowshoes (bad idea!).
Getting dark. Back at the Lakes Trail / Panther Gap Trail junction. 5:55pm.