The North Cascades are as close as the Beartooths.
A good friend from out of town was visiting for a week, one day of which we carved out this classic Mission Mountains tour.
It was again time to attempt the summit of MacDonald Peak.
Its always worth a day trip to the Missions.
It was a beautiful start with sunshine and a light breeze as we toured Blodgett upcanyon. I was touring my newer skis, the Voile Vector BCs a backcountry all terrain ski with scales on the bottom to mimic skins but enhance glide, inline classic style. Blake who regularly is faster than I am could not keep up on the uphill tour into the heart of Blodgett. They were so good to me all the way upcanyon to the steeper skin track.
Last month's extensive high pressure and warmth settled the snow and made some corn snow on south aspects.