Cayoosh - April 9, 2009
and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.
Finally I got to summit and ski off Cayoosh circumventing Sharon's denial! I headed up there with Tyler and Sharon. Variable weather gave us sunny breaks right till it was time to descend. We skied off the summit, down the Cayoosh North Glacier and back to the clearcut in pretty decent snow. The Cayoosh N glacier itself is pretty broken and it was a bit hairy navigating it in flat light knowing that bridges were thin this year. Fortunately my memory isn't completely gone and we had pretty decent snow all the way from the summit at 2600m to the Cayoosh Creek valley floor at 1400m.
Big slides ( sz 2 to 3) had run off the W facing slopes on the Cayoosh N drainage and had entrained debris almost all the way to the creek. The creek has some exposed holes so we gingerly made our way down and out without incident.