Locations & Dates:
Kirkwood – Thursday, December 31, 2009
Carson Pass Backcountry – Thursday, December 31, 2009 – Friday, January 1, 2010
Mt. Rose Backcountry – Friday, January 1, 2010
Alpine Meadows – Saturday, January 2, 2010
Skiers: Nick & Jonathan
Photographers: Nick (except as otherwise noted as Jonathan)
With the holiday weekend approaching, our original intention was to go on a 2-day tour on Thursday and Friday with some resort skiing over the weekend. As Thursday approached, however, it became clear that a weather system would be moving in on Friday that may make backcountry conditions suspect.
Therefore, our *first* set of modified plans was to ski Kirkwood on Thursday, skin into Carson Pass on Thursday night and camp and then ski various shots off of Roundtop, Elephants Back and possibly Red Lake Peak around Carson Pass on Friday. As noted below, the weather did not cooperate and we modified our plans accordingly.
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