Monday, November 14, 2011

A Quick Trip Up Ruth Mountain

A couple of weeks ago I did a trip to Ruth Mountain.  It was one of the more perfect fall days I have seen in the mountains.  The most incredible thing about this trip was the views of the North Cascades.  It is very clearly winter in the North Cascades.  October has in the past been my favorite time of the year to climb in the mountains.  There is already too much snow in many places.  

Hannegan Pass.

Flowers still peaking out of the snow.

Snow on the summer plants.

Bird in the snow.

Bear tracks at Hannegan Pass.

Skiers heading up to Ruth.

Mt. Shucksan in the distance.

Skiers on Ruth Mountain.

Wind patterns in the snow.

Perfect weather.

--Alasdair Turner, Instructor and Guide

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

those "wind patrens" are commonly referred to as sasstrugi-and they do indicate wind direction...can you guys tell which way the wind is mostly blowing in this photo?