The valley towards Headlee pass.
Dave booting up the couloir.
Me booting up the couloir (with my eyes closed).
Our first view of Vesper Peak.
An old avalanche.
At this point the top still looked 2000 feet away. It was actually just 700 feet.
A ski track from someone else.
Our first view of Mt. Rainier.
I should have brought my telephoto lens. We could see Seattle from the top. You can even make out the Space Needle on the right there.
Looking North towards Copper Lake.
Looking south. At that elevation at this time of year the sun is in a sort of permanent sunset.
Spada Lake, the Puget Sound, and the Olympics.
Once reaching the top, we still had energy, so we skied off the west side of the mountain for a while.
Dave skiing through an ice filled gulley on the west side.
Some cool snow shadows.
Me tearing it up with Dave's dog Lester.
Dave tearing it up.
Dave and Lester tearing it up.
Some more cool snow shadows.
Lester was scared to hop down this wind lip.
More snow shadows with Puget Sound in the background.
I like the clouds in this picture, and the snow too.
My favorite panorama of the day.
In the mountains. It is getting late, lets head home.