|Page Type:||Trip Report|
|Date Climbed/Hiked:||Dec 16, 2016|
We left Marble Mountain Snow Park around 8:15am and were, thankfully, able to step into our bindings right out of the parking lot. It was perfectly cold and the snow gripped our skins perfectly.
The tour out of the trees went fairly quickly and we paused briefly to remove layers and grab snacks. Previous skiers' skin tracks took away any issues with breaking trail in the deep snow and we were simply able to enjoy the gorgeous morning. One we hit the edge of the tree-line, we found that someone had been extremely inconsiderate and had marred the skin track with snow shoes. We stepped off the track and ended up breaking trail for the remainder of our climb. By the time we were making our way up the snow slopes, the sun was up and felt warm on our backs- the 7* temperatures forecasted didn't appear to be making their way toward us quickly.