Decker Tour Dec 8 2007
and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.
With this high pressure system upon us it seemed like a lot of people were taking advantage of the visibility to get out to the Blackcomb Backcountry! Aaron joined us and brought along his bivy and spent the night at the Decker/Trorey col. The snow up high was surprisingly good! We were expected to only tour, we didn't expect the great pow!
Garmin map of Saturday ( yellow ) and Sunday's ( pink ) tour.
The masses heading out. They weren't running the T-bars this early in the season so everyone had to skin up or bootback from here.
Fred not used to this skinning thing!
The Views were stellar as usual! Fissile teasing Lee in the distance.
Skiing down from East Col to Circle Lake was boney as usual...
Skinning up Decker.
View of Circle lake and the Spearhead in the back.
Lee bootpacking the last steep pitch up Decker.
Then there were 10!
The snow was creamy!
If not dreamy!
Heading up towards Spearhead
where the people weren't.
Since the snow was good we decided to hit this slope enroute.
Skinning back up.
Bootpacking up the Spearhead
Then Aaron went back to dig a snow pit on Decker and we headed up to Husume just as the sun was starting to go down.
Looking down Husume towards Blackcomb Glacier.
Looking back up Husume.
Sunset on Blackcomb Glacier.
Alpenglow on Trorey, Pattison and Tremor.
Cool Sunset shot!
Sunset on the Blackcomb Rescue road.
Google Earth Image of our tour!