I was thinking of attempting to ski a peak on Sunday, but the sketchy avalanche conditions the day before convinced me to simply tour around the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Turns out it would have been a great day to do some ski mountaineering, but fun was had in the powder and sun nonetheless. We headed out to the Coleman Pinnacle area to get away from the crowds around the ski area, which were out in full force. The north faces had wonderfully light powder, and the snowpack was remarkably stable.
Chris booting up Coleman Pinnacle with beautiful Mt. Baker in the background
While we were eating lunch another group skied this line off the pinnacle, the snow looked good, so we followed suit.
Enjoying the sun at the top of our last run.
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