These pictures are courtesy of Mr Keith De Wit, who served as our photographer and
archivist for this trip up the Wy'East face in May, 2006.


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The East Face of Mt Hood - the Wy'East side, as seen from the White River.


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The guys checking out the view to the mountain. That's Ron Kirby, Louis Fielding, and I.


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Ron showing us how to get down wit it. We started this day out at Mt Hood Meadows parking lot,
at 4523 feet.


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Ron and I getting our skis together. I actually remembered my skins this time, so I was golden.


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Here is Louis Fielding. This was the first time I had met he and his wife, Kristen.


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Kristen, at the bottom of Mt Hood Meadows.


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The man, the myth, the legend, Keith de Wit, with the Wy'East face of Mt Hood behind him. That
little bit of rock near the summit is where we targeted.


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It was a pretty warm day in the sun as we went up groomed snow on our skins.


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Making miles up the resort area.


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Once we got above the resort area (above the Cascade Express chair), there were far less skiers.
Then, we followed the cat tracks up to the Superbowl area and then up to the Wy'East face.


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The crew minus Keith (he's behind the lens of course) on the way up the face. Hmm, what's missing on my
face as usual? Sunscreen! Man, I've got to get better at this stuff.


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About 9,500 feet, we bailed on the skins and went to boot packing. This is Ron in his pimpin' baby blue jacket.


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Here you see a little of the grade of the mountain.


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This is a picture to show my friend Amanda Hoffus that I loved her squares that she made for me.
They were fantastic at 9,500 feet for sure! Thanks Hoffer!


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The steady trail of skiers up to the chutes. The rocks on the left is where we're heading.


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From here, you can tell it's actually May. Of course, Keith is an animal and was way ahead of us
the whole way up the mountain.


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Louis, up as high as we went that day.


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About this point, I was happy to rest, take some food and water into the system and get ready for a wild
descent down to the White River Canyon.


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This might be one of my favourite pictures of Keith. He's showing his lust for life and his readiness
to take on whatever will be thrown at him next. Sweet shot dude.


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Louis, coming down the chutes.


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I think this is also Louis, kicking up a mean spray.


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Kristen getting some sweet turns in.


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Me, enjoying a little snow.


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Good shot of Kristen.


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Tough to take a bad picture with nice foreground and background like this. Anyone cruising down the
mountain with a smile on their face is a friend of mine.


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We just skied off from that little hump on the right side of the mountain.


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Once we got into the White River area, the snow got progressively worse and started having a little more
rock and earth in it. So, we stayed high and rode down to the car (kind of). More like, we slogged
on a light downward slope for a few more kilometres until we got to the parking lot.


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A good shot looking up the White River Canyon to the summit.


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Paul - "Phew, I'll need to wash these skis tonight for SURE!"


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Ron and I crossing the last stream before getting home.


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I just about ate it here. Stupid rocks.


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Ahh, the conclusion to a great day. Take the boots off, drop some layers, and enjoy a good sit.


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Another great day on the mountain, 13 May 2006.

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