Here are some photos of Jason and I climbing and skiing in the Rockies.
Dream On Ice Climbing in the Bighorn Wilderness
Jason is applying sunscreen (which smells like bubble gum) prior to heading in for a hike.
Because we were so worried about avalanches, we went somewhere we wouldn't even have to ski into -
the Bighorn wilderness north of the Ghost. Hike in wearing tennis shoes and lug the ski boots in.
We were cautious about the avalanche risks on this day, so rather than skiing into
Chickadee Valley, we decided to ski into Boom Lake and get a view of some other ice
climbs for other possible days. Here is Jason just after putting on his brand new touring skis.
It was a bit of a slog up the 5km to the lake, but I always enjoy any day with my skis on.
Here's Jason with a view of the lake. We were both feeling a little under the weather and
so convinced each other that a lighter day without ice climbing was in order - even though
we hauled all of our gear all the way up the trail.
A really nice looking chute directly across the lake from the trail.
The weather socked in just a little, but this is the view back to the east towards the trailhead.
A couple of the ice climbs at the head of the lake.