Fun turns from Nak and Taylor Lake in March 2022

Skiing Nak with Andrew


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This is always a view that makes me happy - bluebird and lots of snow!


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Andrew says that deep dry powder is the cat's pyjamas.


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Proving that you can definitely get nice powder at Nakiska. This is up
off the Gold chair and took a bit of hunting, but the snow was nice!


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While the air temp was a balmy -24 deg C, the snow was stellar meaning it was an
amazing day at Nak for Andrew and I.


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Andrew deep throating a 50 foot icicle.

Andrew stopping, then falling in powder


Andrew enjoying some fun powder at Nak



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Andrew in deep powder in the trees.


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Andrew and I went for a tour through the trees and Andrew was surprised to see this
much snow.

Andrew trying out real powder skis



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While the air temp was cold, I'll take a bluebird powder day any day.


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Heading on the high traverse from the Gold chair to go powder hunting.


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Andrew and a bunch of sheep.


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We found a couple dozen sheep playing in the deep snow.


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Panoramic of the view from the far east side of Nak.

Finishing the day on some nice snow


Taylor Lake with Simon and John


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I had the life window to get out for a tour with John, and got to bring Simon
along as well to see a new zone for them - Taylor Lake. You can tell in the Taylor
parking lot that it's started to be a LOT warmer down lower as we look at Castle Mtn.


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John says that this will be a GREAT day!


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On the icy skin track heading up to Taylor Lake.


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The weather was a bit mixed and mixed flurries is what was hitting us as we got up to the
lake after about 2 hours of up tracking.


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John says that Taylor Lake looks cool. A side note here that John brought Simon and I a beer
that we stashed at the start of the lake. Thanks John!


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A first look at the Bell couloir.


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I've been thinking about skiing this line since I was last here in 2016. It wasn't to
be on this trip as the alpine winds blew a bunch of stuff in and out of the couloir
and was doing the same all around us. We decided this was more risk than we wanted for the day.


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John says that his priority every ski day is to come home safely to his sweet lady friend.

John skis upside down


Simon riding our first line


John skiing a nice line at Taylor Lake



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We were stopped having a snack and I looked over and saw John fall into the snow.
To be fair, it's always unbalanced to take skins off and put skins off, even more
so in deep snow.


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Some pillow lines for Louis.


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John on the uptrack with Taylor Lake visible below him.


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On the uptrack heading to the moraines below the Bell couloir.


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Going up for another lap with our turns visible in nice light.


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John at our high point for the day.

John skiing down from our high point for the day


Simon blowing powder at Taylor Lake



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Putting in the skin track but pulling the pin.


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Some day Bell Couloir, but not today.

John enjoying fresh snow


Great look at Simon enjoying fresh snow



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The exit from the moraines here takes a bit of goat picking to get down to the lake
but it was still pretty cool to ski here.


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Having a look at some of our turns at Taylor Lake.


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Sweet shot of me enjoying fresh powder at Taylor Lake.


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Simon and I looking up at Bell Couloir.


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Loving the skiing at Taylor Lake.

Garmin Connect data HERE with highlights of an almost 8 hour day (3 laps), 23 km distance, 1300m elevation gain.
It takes roughly 2 hours to get to the lake, and another hour of skinning to get into the good zone of skiing
so consider that for a future trip up.


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Topo of the route showing a GPS discontinuity from my Fenix 5S

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