Sun showing signs of rising while we practices self arrest.
Yes, it definitely seems to be on the rise
We had Kedron and Stephan to catch people if they couldn't self arrest in time.
Practicing self arrest after falling on the back.
He made it!
Slide down, stop, climb up, repeat!
Face down sliding
Climbing up to the summit.
People trudging up the slope
Ditto but above me.
Towards Cucamonga, San Jacinto etc
BG climbing the final few feet to the ridge. The upward wind makes it very very hard to stand at the edge without being pushed back.
From L-R: San Gorgonio, San Jacinto and Palomar to the right (mostly outslde the picture).
People at the summit. We had ~40 mph wind with ~50 mph gusts! Blowing snow hurts any exposed skin!
Melonhead splitting the melon!
Climbing down the ridge. We finally glissaded into the Baldy bowl to the left.
People "searching" for Kedron's unlucky "friend" who got buried in snow. (Just avalanche beacon practice.)
Antennas and towers on Mt. Wilson
The Baldy Bowl.... The entire area is supposed to be covered in 10-20 ft of snow.. not just the top. This is a very very warm winter.
You can see the routes made by climbers and skiiers in the bowl.
This mountain is supposed to be covered in snow from Jan to Mar.