Peak:  James Peak (13er)
 Route:  South east slope from St marys
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  VeraUndertow
 Date of Info:  03/20/2021
 Date Posted:  03/20/2021
Details

Great day on James, super clear day and was able to skin up to the summit no problem. Chilled on the summit with two other skiers for about 15 minutes since it was clear and not to windy before I skiied down. Was able to get some great turns on chalky snow on the summit pitch and work my way across the sastrugi to the lower bowl for some more great chalky turns down to the flats. I was able to carefully route find across the flat areas without hitting any sharks but it might be easier to walk of you really care about the base of your skis. From the top of the glacier gulley the snow was nice and solid, mostly sastrugi up top but some chalk and corn turns down to the lake. A super nice day and hopefully will be even nicer with some of the fresh snow coming this week. Overall about 4 hours and 7.5 miles round trip.


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Comments or Questions
CaptCO
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Nice work Vera!
03/20/2021 17:01
Pleasure meeting you on guanella, hope we link up soon!



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