In early July, after nearly a month with out getting into the mountains, I was really itchin' to go on an adventure. I was motivated to get out, but didn't have a partner and was not sure where would be a good place to go. On Friday night 7/6 as plans and partners were falling apart, I drove up to meadows on a whim, with plans of climbing the Wy' East face in the morning. I knew there would be coverage issues and open crevasses, and thought at the least it would be a great learning experience.
I left the car at 5am. Climbing up in the morning there was a beautiful inversion. Looking south in the morning light.
I took the lookers left route, to avoid the complications.
I enjoy hiking the Wy' East face because it is quick and straight forward. 4 hours from the car I was at a highpoint on the ridge-line. Selfie looking towards illumination rock.
By 9:15, after a deli sandwich on the ridge, I was ready to shred. Dropping between the rocks, there is a slight rollover at the top.
Summer soul turns. The snow wasn't perfect corn, but it was pretty smooth for the first week in July.
I then hopped the ridge-line, for some more dirty turns in super bowl.
After riding down Super Bowl, I booted out of heather canyon and back to the top of the Cascade lift. I was nearly able to board down to the bottom of Cascade, and from there it was a quick hike to the car. Another successful mission in the Oregon Cascades.