Kings Peak Tele

A telephoto of "the shortcut" from just above Dollar Lake. Here we can see the western ridge of West Gunsight Peak on the left and Kings Peak on the right.

Notice two things - the sheer amount of snow still present on June 23 (2008) and the ski tracks barely visible along the skier's left in the coulier. I believe those are the ski tracks from a group of five guys who did a Highline TH to Henry's Fork TH ski traverse right around June 4-6.

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Boydie

Boydie - Jul 2, 2008 11:08 am - Voted 10/10

Holy..

..shit! Another cracking shot. Nice one.
Stephen

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Jul 2, 2008 3:29 pm - Voted 10/10

The tracks are probably a week fresher

TR

Another superb shot BTW, looking forward for more!

46and2

46and2 - Jul 3, 2008 10:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The tracks are probably a week fresher

Not sure. I count at least three tracks here, maybe four. Noah appeared to make "avi" cuts, not linked turns but maybe that was higher up where there is no snow now.

Here is a 100% crop of the coulier (chute?):

Coulier Closeup

At any rate, if there is good snow there, it must be awesome.

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Jul 4, 2008 11:13 am - Voted 10/10

Re: The tracks are probably a week fresher

OK, gotta agree with you on the tracks! There are longer lines in Upper Henrys too, all to the West of Anderson Cutoff coloir, but I hardly ever saw really good snow in there. It tends to be very windcrusted through mid-spring. Maybe as the spring advances, then it gets into a better shape?

Very nice website BTW, thanks for sharing!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 3, 2008 10:02 am - Voted 10/10

Do people really

have to bang their poles together to scare
away the lions, tigers and ... moose? Awesome!!

46and2

46and2 - Jul 3, 2008 10:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Do people really

I just wear a freshly killed salmon and ripe blueberry smock to lure all the bears to me, away from the photo scene. Works every time. :)

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 4, 2008 12:51 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Do people really

Yes, (lol) you have to make yourself "user-
friendly" for the neighborhood wildlife! :)

marauders

marauders - Jul 6, 2008 1:35 am - Voted 10/10

*****

Beauty!

46and2

46and2 - Jul 7, 2008 9:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: *****

Well, it is no Cotopaxi but it'll have to do!

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Jul 6, 2008 11:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Sweet!

What a great shot! Congrats!

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