Its that time of year again in Northern California…hiking, snow skiing, boating & jet skiing!
Unknown to what we would find on a back to back low snow year, the objective was clear…to climb and ski around the Carson Pass area off of Round Top Peak (Moon Crescent zone @ 10,381 ft), and to climb and ski as many lines as possible around the Sisters Peaks (10,153 ft)
As it turned out, the conditions were extremely similar to what we found this time last year…minimal sun cups and perfect corn.
We started our trip from Woods Lake (8,232 ft) and hiked up to the snow line at Winnemucca Lake. After a quick ski boot transition, it was time for crampons and slaying for the duration of the day. The snow was still firm on the first line down Moon Crescent, but was perfect corn on every subsequent descent. All in all, a 12 hour loop back to the car with a ton of vertical and every objective met = SUCCESS!
Nothing better than recouping those tired legs than getting up early and railing some glassy turns on Lake Tahoe…followed by an afternoon session searching for jumps on the Sea Doo.
Full report here: