I'd been hearing about Super Gully for awhile, and with the great snow conditions on Sunday I'd say it lived up to it's name! My friend Troy borrowed my extra skis (my fat skis) for his first time ski mountaineering. He did great considering the size of my spare planks and that he hadn't been on skis in a couple years. At 6:50 car to car the day felt almost casual compared to our 17 hour roundtrip post-holing horrow show on the east ridge of Williams Peak the week before. Couldn't have asked for a better day!
Troy finding his way through the trees:
Morning light on the mountains across the valley:
Climbing the gully with Troy aways behind me slowed by my giant powder skis on his back:
Troy coming back across the exposed summit ridge:
The top half of the couloir contained a nice layer of windblown powder, while the bottom was perfect corn:
Looking back at what we just skied from the drive out: