Starting the approach, we head up the road toward the Rio Quemado TH, and Nina is anxious to get going.
Jason skinning up through the woods along the Rio Quemado
Nina is excited that it's snowing like crazy.
It's May 2nd in NM!
Nina keeping Jason company
our first glimpse of the Truchas as we exit the forest
We regrouped at the base of the basin. Josh, Sam, and Jason were very patient with us the entire day. It was impossible for us to keep up with those guys.
Josh leads the way to our ski destination, the prominent couloir in the center of the photo.
Sarah and Sam make their way up the very steep slope onto the ridge line of Middle Truchas.
Josh, a.k.a. "Mr. Patience"
Jason heading up the ridge line towards an enormous cornice
North Truchas and the connecting ridge line to the south (right), which we traversed on July 4th weekend last year
The tail-o-meter says Nina is having a blast in all this fresh snow.
Sam makes his first few turns into the unknown.
looking back up at our line
What a way to open the month of May!