Most of the first day was spent fighting our way through the forest. By the time we got to a decent elevation it was getting dark. But I did have time to take this picture of Cascade Pass (left) and Mt. Johannesburg. Cascade Pass is where we went three weeks ago. (http://picasaweb.google.com/erikhenne/SkiingSahaleArm2009?feat=directlink)
The obligatory tent shot.
This is the ridge we camped on.
Mt. Johannesburg in the morning.
Shadows on the snow field headed up Eldorado.
Water marks on the snow.
Adam breaking trail.
Our first good view of Eldorado from the Eldorado Glacier.
Adam on the Eldorado Glacier.
Skin tracks and Johannesburg.
Self portrait. Yes, that is a mustache.
Glacier Peak peaking above a glacier. Hyuk.
Some big ass cornices.
My new skis!!!! How beautiful.
Looking north, the Tepeh Towers.
Panorama looking towards Sahale (where we were 3 weeks ago)
The last slope to the top of Eldorado.
Glacier Peak (right) and Johannesburg (left)
All of a sudden Johannesburg was well below us.
Sahale to Johannesburg panorama.
I'm not sure what mountain this is, but it is north of Eldorado. Maybe Snowfield Peak.
A lenticular cloud over Sahale Peak.
It was clear enough to see all the way to Mt. Rainier, 120 miles away. (Thanks Wolfram, tinyurl.com/r6n23b)
Once we got to the final shoulder, this was the boot pack to the peak.
A panorama looking north, with Baker on the left.
Looking south at Johannesburg (perhaps the mountain I have photographed the most after Rainier)
Adam at the top of Eldorado.
The last bit of the climb required more nerves than I had, so I didn't complete the last 10 yards.
Panorama looking south.
Looking down the northwest face with Baker in the distance.
Our ski depot.
Adam down climbing the peak.
Eating some snacks and studying the map.
The Eldorado Glacier.
Adam and Mt. Johannesburg.
Adam tearing it up.
Thanks Eldorado for a great weekend.