Shuksan: Second Day of Summer
The summit wasn’t really large enough for many pictures, a bit of a contrast from Baker. The vantage point was amazing with steep terrain falling away on all sides. I skied a gulley on the south side of the summit pyramid from just below the top. As the camera man though I only have a few very enjoyable mental pictures from the descent. It felt good to finally reach and ski from the top after spending so much time on the lower reaches of the mountain this winter.
We had gone east from the Upper Curtis to get to the summit pyramid so we thought it would be fun to keep going around and take hell’s highway on the west side of the summit to get back the Upper Curtis and White Salmon.
Braiden on the Upper Curtis headed for the White Salmon. While he may have not been up to the north face I doubt there are many people out there who have skied exposed glacier routes during their first year of skiing.
It turned out to be one of my best days in the mountains. I was able to employ a whole range of mountain skills some new and some old. It reminded me of just how much knowledge is required for a safe day in the mountains.
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