This past winter I haven’t been out on my snowboard as much as I’d like, so I’ve made it a goal this late spring and summer to get away from my computer and out into the mountains. Russell called me on Thursday and it turned out to be a great excuse to head north. We had originally planned on climbing Eldorado Peak, but a late start, lack of a permit, and a Ranger turning people back at the 7600ft camp changed our plans. We headed back to Marblemount to get a permit, but then decided to be lazy and drive up to Washington Pass.

We made it up to Washington Pass around 7:00 and set up camp. While making dinner we heard wet slides rumbling down the sun baked slopes. According to the NWAC this weekend was supposed to have the warmest temps since October. The number of wet slides definitely brought this to our attention.