Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gray Wolf Mountain - March 23, 2007

Gray Wolf Mtn, 13,608'
NE Couloir via Echo Lake TH
11.5 Miles, 4,200' Gain

Riders: Forrest and myself

Start at 6:45 at the Echo Lake Trailhead
Returned in the dark at 19:45 for a roundtrip time of 13 hours.
Man, that was a long day with post holing on the way out, but still some fun turns in the couloir.

Forrest's post on TGR:

Picture 1: Route showing ascent and descent (Click to enlarge)

Picture 2: Sunrise at Echo Lake

Picture 3: First View of our goal

Picture 4: Forrest on the Approach

Picture 5: Switching over to bootpack

Picture 6: Looking West from the top (Greys and Torreys)

Picture 7: How it looks at the entrance to the couloir

Picture 8: Working on the cornice

Picture 9: First turns in the couloir

Picture 10: It's variable from hard pack to pretty nice powder on top of hard slab.

Picture 11: Forrest working it

Picture 13: Looking up about 1/3 down

Picture 14: Forrest enhoying it

Picture 15: Myself in the lower half

Picture 16: Another look up

Picture 17: Our tracks

Picture 18: Post holing on the way out. Nice !!!

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