Road to Bald
North face of Bald mountain from the Mirror Lake Highway.
Michael Mckinney is ready to climb Hayden.
It's a Monster!
Mike points out the way that we were going. It's the Y left side.
(the backside has a way down)
Mike climbs the Y chute.
The WAY UP!
My calves were BURNING!!!
Looking at Agassiz
The backside is just as rugged as it's front.
(Hayden pass on the other side of those rocks has a skiable couloir and there's one at the top of the Y Couloir we went up)
McPheters Lake with the North shoulder Mount Agassiz in the early morning sun
Backside of Hayden peak stand ominously in the backdrop.
North face Hayden Peak
Early morning light hits Flip's tent with McPheters Lake and mount Agassiz north shoulder in the background.
The most beautiful kitchen in the world. I prepare coffee before setting out to ski Spread Eagle Peak.
REI cirque 4-season Tent
Has served this mountaineer well. My skins for my skis hang from a tree.
Those are my tracks
Brian points out the line the 1st group skied the previous day.
Going to Spread Eagle
Spread Eagle Peak on the right is our objective.
Spread Eagle route
That's the route we took to the summit.
Dry land crossing
Split boarder Flip crosses dry land en-route to Spread Eagle Peak.
We cross a stream atop some fallen logs.
Ostler Peak Creek
Down the creek is Ostler Peak (left) and Spread Eagle Peak (right)
Route to Boot
We transition from skinning to boot packing at the base of Spread Eagle peak.
Middle Basin Flip
Flip boots up Spread Eagle Peak. We have to end up on the other side of that wall of mountains by days end.
(the single biggest ski day of my life)
NW Mount Agassiz
Northwest side of Mount Agassiz. Un-skiable.
Mount Agassiz West face
Spread Eagle Park City People
Christopher Comstock spreads his wings on Spread Eagle Peak.
Bosco dog rest with Mount Agassiz in the background.