Duffy Lake - Jan 21st 2007
and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.
After a nice day touring up the Duffy Lake Road the day before, it was so good we had to go again.
Parking spot is fortunately plowed
Jon on the ascent
Views as you come around the corner are not too shabby.
More views of some big north facing slopes
Gentle climbs in protected creeks
Lots of tree-skiing and alpine options
Buttcrack Couloir to lookers left is a tough approach
Climb to the ridgeline on 20 degree slopes - super safe travelling
More views from the ridgeline - may be a superb camp spot
Ascent to the ridgeline proper.
Fantastic views - bowls upon bowls - treeskiing options exist for more marginal condition days.
Preparing to drop in
Lovely turns for Jon on the opposite side of the gully
We pinched high on the ridges then dropped into the halfpipe gully as we got lower and more confident in stability
Ash likes this better then getting robbed in Nigeria
Run is long - over 2000 feet
Exit to slide path with nice runout