April 15, 2012

Back from Hayes Range Recon

I just got back from an attempt to get into the Hayes for an attempt on a new line with Jason Stuckey. Our objective looked great, but as often happens the central range's mean little brother - our backyard Hayes Range - had a curve ball to throw and the glacier where we wanted to land was uncharacteristically bare for April and there were big ice mounds sticking through the snow, making it impossible to land safely. I hope to head in, somehow, sometime in the next few weeks if conditions on the peak continue to remain viable for climbing. 

On another note, my father just sent a photo of my place near Summit Lake, can you tell it is a record snow year? 

Photo: Barry Johnson

Here it is last Fall after some work putting supports in for the porch on the front.

Photo: Barry Johnson