Rare Westside TR
I picked up a pair of older snowmobiles this last year which opens up all new terrain on the hard-to-access western slopes of the Sierra. Second time up this season, myself and a couple friends hit up Madera Peak in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. 4 hours skinning up from the road put us on the ridge a 1/4 mile from the summit. There wasn't enough coverage to make heading the final stretch to the top worth it. An amazing day in the Sierra. It's going to be a great winter.
Doug skinning up. Great slopes in the background to be skied on another day.
Graham getting ready for the descent.
Doug ripping it up on his AT setup.
Graham dropping his knee.
Skiing out across Upper Jackass Lake.
Always looking for partners on the west side. Post up if you want a free snowmobile ski tour. I live just outside of Oakhurst, south of Yosemite National Park. There is endless terrain to be explored here, most of which has probably rarely been skied do to snowmobile-only access (otherwise you are looking at a 20 mile skin up 4000' to get to the base of anything).