Gearing up at the Eagle River nature center parking lot.
Mountain reflection in a beaver pond on the trail in.
Bushwacking with skis on, always a good time.
Polar Bear peak on the right, looking east along the Historic Iditarod Trail.
Korohusk Peak, our objective, is on the left - the snowy portion of the ridge.
Bear tracks and ski tracks.
Heading up the couloir, Eagle River way down in the background.
There was a rock step where the snow had melted out.
On the upper snowfield getting closer to the summit.
Just under 7,000' and still smiling!
The clouds were covering the final slopes and the summit.
Skiing from the top, note the ash layer from the Mount Redoubt eruptions exposed in the turns.
Gretchen skiing down.
Below the cloud layer on the upper slopes.
We milked as much of the snow as we could, then scrambled through the rock band.
Skiing down the lower S-couloir.
Gretchen pauses to let the slushy snow move out in front.
Plenty of ash covered snow to go.
Claiming a great day.
Beautiful sunset on the way back to car.
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