By: randosteve|Posted on: May 8, 2009|Posted in: Weather | 12 comments
Update Well, there must have been something wrong with my telescope, because the stars came out of alignment. After 10 hours and 475 miles of driving today…I’m back in Jackson. Turns out the weather took a turn for the worse and the mountain range I was headed to was completely socked in with weather.  With still abouta n hour and a half to go to the trailhead, our smartphones gave us an updated weather forecast that just wasn’t very promising.

It kills me really, because I’m usually not one to try an adventure like this unless the weather looks primo, since but I guess I was blinded by enthusiasm today. But like they say, “you don’t know if you don’t go”. On the upside, I’m hope and able to take advantage of the beautiful mountains here at home this weekend. C’est la vie! -Steve


Headed out the door right now to try to ski the Northeast Couloir on this peak.  Giving it tw daoys and since it’s a multi-hour drive in both directions, and a  10 mile approach…it should be a pretty whirlwind adventure!

I’ve been able to find out very little information about this line, but it catches the eye of any ski mountaineer that views it from a distance.  Rumor has it the entrance is protected by a cornice, and since it would be rad to drop in from the top (as opposed to booting up the couloir and starting the descent just below the cornice), could cause some problems.  I’m not really sure is it has even ever been skied/snowboarded or not, but if successful,  it would be hard to claim a first descent since there are so many people out there that roll “under the radar “with this kind of stuff.  Especially in the range where this peak is located.

Anyway, that’s not why I am attempting this line in the first place, so whatever.  I’ve been infatuated with it for a couple years now, since seeing a picture of it on the web.  In fact, I think it was mislabeled as a different peak where I saw it, which I think many people mistake it for.  I feel like I’ve done all the research I can on it, the stars are in alignment and it’s time to give it a go.

Have great weekend and ciao for now!